Wizards

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The Wizards pulled off a multi-player deal with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday afternoon to bolster their bench by acquiring two players, most notably small forward Bojan Bogdanovic. They also brought in Chris McCullough, a 2015 first-round selection.

Here are the details from Wizards Insider J. Michael:

The Wizards had to part with a first round pick and two veterans, but appear to have improved their bench scoring which should help down the stretch of the regular season and beyond. Bogdanovic, 27, is averaging 14.2 points per game on 44 percent shooting.

In parting with Andrew Nicholson, the Wizards rid themselves of a player who was not earning minutes after signing a four-year contract in the offseason. Marcus Thornton was also out of the Wizards' rotation and set to hit free agency this summer.

Bogdanovic is a free agent following this season, so he amounts to a rental. In McCullough they add a 21-year-old prospect who could pay dividends down the road.

McCullough, who played at Syracuse, is under contract through 2018-19. He is averaging 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.1 minutes per game this season. McCullough missed most of his rookie season following an ACL tear during his freshman year in college.

 

The draft pick the Wizards gave up is lottery protected, though it's unlikly that will kick in given they are third in the East right now and appear playoff-bound.

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