The Philadelphia 76ers will stop at nothing to continue to add draft picks.
The Sixers let the Denver Nuggets unload JaVale McGee and his contract on them, while also acquiring a first-round pick in the process.
The Nuggets were looking to rid themselves of McGee’s contract, in which he makes $12 million next season and $11.2 million this year. It cost them a first-round pick to do so.
The 76ers may keep McGee, but it might be more likely that they agree to a buy-out. The draft pick is a first round pick via the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s top-18 protected this season and lottery protected next season.
The Nuggets had acquired three-first round picks already–two via the Timofey Mozgov trade and one from the earlier Afflalo trade.