Thursday, February 23, 2017

Goodbye, Hello

The Nets made two trades before today's Trade Deadline, sending out Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough and bringing back Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and K.J. McDaniels. Thornton has already been waived and will not appear as a Net in any games.

I'm a little disappointed to see the two Nets leave, as I'm always usually disappointed when a Net gets traded away.

Bogdanovic has appeared in 212 games for over three seasons for the Nets and already ranked 8th all time in 3 pointers made in franchise history.
2016-17 Hoops #88
Chris McCullough appeared in only 38 games for the Nets, and this is only his second season. He has spent the majority of his time in the D-League.
2015-16 Absolute Basketball Tools of the Trade Jumbo Patch
McCullough is the only player who I have a Brooklyn era patch fact I have two.

Both players were sent to the Washington Wizards, who are actually ranked #3 in the East this year, so in theory McCullough could make his playoffs debut this season. Bogdanovic appeared in six playoff games as a rookie in 2014-15, the last time the Nets hit the post season.

So who do the Nets say hello to? Coming from the Wizards is Andrew Nicholson, who has also previously played for the Magic.
Nicholson is in his 5th season and should play more for the Nets than he did the Wizards, who signed him as a free agent this past offseason, he only got in 28 games so far this year.
2015-16 Complete #209
The Nets made a second deal today, sending cash to Houston for K.J. McDaniels. In his third season, he has been stuck deep on the Rockets' bench and should also see more action for the Nets.
He showed some promising skills with the 76ers (who drafted him), enough to make the Rockets want to acquire him, but they didn't actually play him. He's appeared in only 29 games this season.
(128 in his career)
2014-15 Donruss The Rookies #30
If Thornton had gotten into any games, it would have been his second go around with the Nets. He played 29 games late in the 2013-14 season in the Brooklyn Black &White.

Panini did not bother to include either player in sets this season.

The Nets also got a first round draft pick from the Wizards, something sorely needed as the Nets had traded away all of our own. The pick is lottery protected, meaning that if the Wizards should plummet out of the playoffs they would retain it this season before conveying it in the future. This coming draft is said be a good one so hopefully this works out well for the Nets.

I don't know yet if Nicholson or McDaniels will be ready to play in the Nets' next outing, which is in Denver on Friday night.