Washington Post
Date: 2012-03-16
Author: Michael Lee

Article Mentions
Author, Michael Lee
Mentioned, Brian Cook
Mentioned, Ronny Turiaf
Mentioned, Nick Young
Mentioned, John Wall
Mentioned, NBA
JaVale McGee is one of the most athletically gifted big men in the NBA and Nick Young is one of its more capable one-on-one scorers, but the talented duo had never transcended those categorizations in their time with the Washington Wizards. They were also at the forefront of the franchises most recent run of misfortune and set to become free agents this summer.Rather than reward either player with a lucrative contract after this season, the Wizards traded McGee and Young on Thursday in a three-team trade with Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers that signaled a significant shift in the culture and strategy of the team going forward. Loading...Comments In a deal that was agreed upon near the 3 p.m. trading deadline, the Wizards shipped McGee ...(read more)
... JaVale McGee is one of the most athletically gifted big men in the NBA and Nick Young is one of its more capable one-on-one scorers, but the talented duo had never transcended those categorizations in their time with the Washington Wizards. They were ...
... and a future second-round pick from the Clippers. I think its a combination of things, Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said, explaining the motivation for the deal. We want to have guys that are competitive, that care about winning and losing. It h ...


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