Nuggets Trading JaVale McGee to Sixers

by February 19, 2015

The Nuggets already agreed to ship Arron Afflalo to Portland, and aren’t done dealing yet. Reportedly, center JaVale McGee is on his way to Philadelphia. It’s an interesting move for a Sixers team with some promising young big men. From—who else?—Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to send JaVale McGee, along with a first-round pick, to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, a league source told Yahoo Sports.


The Sixers will receive a 2015 protected first-round pick that Denver owned via Oklahoma City.


In Denver’s two deals today, it has created $18 million in player-trade exceptions.


Denver is unloading the balance of $11,250,000 for this season and $12 million for 2015-16 on McGee’s contract.


McGee, in his seventh NBA season, was averaging 5.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11 minutes per game for Denver.