By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Denver Nuggets are expected to trade Will Barton and Monte Morris to the Washington Wizards. The team is expected to be finalized come Thursday night when the new league year starts.
In exchange, the Nuggets are expected to receive Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith.
This is the second straight offseason that Caldwell-Pope has been traded. Last offseason, he was traded in a multi-team trade by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Wizards.
With this deal, Barton will be able to play near his birthplace. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
The journeyman Smith could set the NBA record with just one game with the Nuggets. Should he play with the team come October, then he will set the NBA record for most NBA teams played in his career with 13.
Barton is involved in the second trade of his career. In February 2015, he was traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Nuggets.
This past season, he appeared in 71 games for the Nuggets. He started all 71 games.
The 31-year-old Barton averaged 14.7 points per game. He also averaged 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game.
The 27-year-old Morris was a second-round draft pick by the Nuggets in the 2017 NBA Draft.
He appeared in 75 games, including 74 starts. He averaged 12.6 points per game.
Morris also averaged 3.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game.
Caldwell-Pope is joining his fourth NBA team. He began his career with the Detroit Pistons.
He was a 2013 first-round draft pick by the Pistons.
The 29-year-old appeared in 77 games. He started all 77 games with the Wizards. He averaged 13.2 points per game in his lone campaign in Washington.
He also averaged 3.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game.
The 33-year-old Smith was a reserve with the Wizards. He appeared in 28 games.
He averaged 8.6 points per game. He also averaged 3.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.