The Wizards have interest in trading for Nets swingman Bojan Bogdanovic, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo's The Vertical.
Speaking to Chris Mannix in a trade deadline preview over the weekend, Woj said Washington will look to trade for a wing player to bolster their bench.
He said the Wizards have interest in Lou Williams, whom the Lakers ended up trading to the Rockets yesterday, and Bogdanovic.
He added that Washington could use draft picks as trade assets in order to capitalize on their hot streak and make a run in the playoffs this year.
"Washington has shown an inclination to give up a future draft pick, a first-round pick potentially even in this draft, to get at a veteran who may even turn out to be a rental for them."
Then yesterday, Wojnarowski tweeted that the Nets are closer to choosing a trade partner for Bogdanovic.
Teams pursuing Brooklyn’s Bojan Bogdanovic suggest they’re ramping up on offers, process moving closer to Nets choosing best available deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 21, 2017
Bogdanovic, 27, could immediately become the best scoring option off the Wizards' bench. He's averaged 14.2 points in 26.9 minutes per game for Brooklyn this season.
He chips in 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, though his primary utility is as a scorer. He's not spectacular from beyond the arc, hitting 35.7% of his 3-point attempts, but he's a reliable free-throw shooter.
One thing that will be extra attractive to a trade suitor is his salary: Bogdanovic is making $3.57 million this year and will be a restrcited free agent next season making $4.46 million, according to Spotrac data.
The Nets are in desperate need of draft picks having traded away their first-rounders for 2017 and 2018, so any deal for Bogdanovic would almost surely include picks.
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