Wizards trade McGee, Young for Nene, Cook

Denver Nuggets forward Nene, of Brazil, looks to pass the ball in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Denver on Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

WASHINGTON – The Nuggets are sending Nene Hilario to the Wizards in a three-team deal, with Washington sending JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver and Nick Young to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers agreed to send Brian Cook and a future second-round pick to the Wizards.

The trade is a reversal for the Nuggets who recently committed to five years and $67 million to keep Nene in December. The move does create a salary cap relief for the team as McGee comes to Denver as a restricted free agent next season.

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