Washington Wizards NBA Trade Deadline 2017 Reaction: How Bojan Bogdanovic Will Help the Wizards

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Washington Wizards finally pulled the trigger and acquired Bojan Bogdanovic from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade before the deadline.

The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone. Bojan Bogdanovic is now a member of the Washington Wizards.

The 6-foot-8 Yugoslavian was linked to the Wizards two seasons ago, but Ernie Grunfeld was reluctant to trade a draft pick (which became Kelly Oubre).

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.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Wizards shipped the pick along with Andrew Nicholson and Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets for Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough – a former first-round pick himself.

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.

Bogdanovic, in theory, should help the Wizards’ bench, which is 29th in scoring. His shooting will also make him a solid fit alongside John Wall and Bradley Beal in spurts.

A trade, at the end, seemed inevitable.

Our crew reacted to it.