NBA Trade News: Pros and Cons for the Wizards After the Trade Deadline

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NBA Trade News: Pros and Cons for the Wizards After the Trade Deadline
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For three and a half years, Javale McGee has been the epitome of the Washington Wizards' roster: an entertaining player that would be much better suited playing streetball.

Playing alongside John Wall (fun to watch but has little to no idea of how to operate a team), Nick Young (a top-ten chucker in the league), and Jordan Crawford (Jamal Crawford 2.0), Javale McGee found himself only as another valve of entertainment for the Wizards. This would explain why it came as a surprise to most fans across the nation when McGee was traded to the Nuggets for Nene, one of the most skilled big men in the league. 

While McGee finds himself as a human highlight reel, Nene's style of play is a polar opposite. Rarely will you find Nene on SportsCenter's top plays, but you will most definitely find him on almost every coach's wish list. With an array of post moves and vision unparalleled to any other big man in the league, Nene is an enhancement for any team that's lucky enough to have him. 

As for Nick Young, I think I speak on behalf of all Wizards fans when I say: Thanks for nothing man. If you're averaging 17 points and your team is still 21 games back from the playoffs, I simply don't want you. Not only that, but when you take 17 shots a night and only manage to get 17 points, you should leave. Just to put that in perspective: Dwyane Wade takes 17 shots a night.

While the era of Nick Young comes to an end (yes!!), Nene steps into the spotlight. So.. good trade right? Not exactly. 

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