Washington Wizards finally pulled the trigger and acquired Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade before the deadline.
Two years later, an opportunity to acquire Bogdanovic arose again.
This time, the Wizards agreed to part ways with a first-round draft pick for the scoring forward.
Bogdanovic, who’s averaging over 14 points this season, has become one of the league’s underrated scorers. Since he’ll be a free agent in the summer, Bogdanovic’s future in New York was somewhat uncertain. Instead of re-signing the 27-year-old, the Nets decided to add another future asset to their roster in the form of a draft pick.
Nicholson, who has four years (including this current season) left on his $26 million deal, wasn’t playing for the Wizards. Thornton was also out of Scott Brooks‘ rotation.
For the trade to work, the Wizards likely demanded that Brooklyn take his regrettable contract.
A trade, at the end, seemed inevitable.
Our crew reacted to it.