Bojan Bogdanovic Traded to Wizards, Nets Receive Marcus Thornton and More

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In the midst of a daunting rebuild, the Brooklyn Nets decided to move on from one of their steadiest veteran contributors Wednesday when they shipped swingman Bojan Bogdanovic to the Washington Wizards.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and David Aldridge of, the Wizards will receive Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough in exchange for Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and a first-round draft pick in 2017.

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reported the Wizards have lottery protection on their 2017 first-round pick. Barring a collapse that causes Washington to miss the playoffs, the Nets are guaranteed the selection.

Bogdanovic made his NBA debut three seasons ago, and he proved to be a steady rotational contributor right off the bat. In 78 appearances (28 starts) as a rookie, Bogdanovic averaged 9.0 and 2.7 rebounds on 45.3 percent shooting from the field and 35.5 percent shooting from three.

He followed that up by emerging as a regular contributor during his second season when he averaged 11.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 38.2 percent shooting from three.

Fifty-five games into his third NBA season, Bogdanovic is averaging a career-high 14.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists while shooting 44 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Bogdanovic has always packed intriguing talent as a perimeter scorer, but streaky…