The Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards are shaking things up and sending each other some proven role players.
You can expect to hear about some pretty big trades in the days ahead, as squads throughout the NBA decide to swap out some of their players for bigger assets as the offseason wears on.
We have already seen a couple of pretty big deals and now Denver and Washington are getting into the act.
They might not be trading the biggest names on their rosters but they are certainly making moves.
Washington is finalizing a trade to acquire Denver's Will Barton and Monte Morris for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2022
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Washington is finishing up a trade that will land them Will Barton and Monte Morris from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith.
This doesn’t radically shake up either team but there are possibly more moves on the horizon for both.
Bouncing Around The League
Barton has been with the Nuggets for more than seven seasons, averaging 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.3 points per game.
Morris got a lot of work in lately, in place of Jamal Murray, averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 assists, and 3 rebounds a game for Denver in the last season.
Meanwhile, Caldwell-Pope has been in the league for nine years now, has plenty of experience, and even won a ring.
He averaged 11.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over the last several seasons.
Smith, on the other hand, has been on more than a dozen teams in the league throughout his career – 13 in 13 seasons, to be exact.
If he moves to the Nuggets, Smith will now set an NBA record for the number of teams he’s suited up for.
As you can see, many of these guys are pretty similar so the chances of any of them greatly changing their new team’s fates is unlikely but they will certainly keep them competitive.