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Denver Nuggets Acquire Javale McGee from Cavaliers

Feb 10, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center JaVale McGee (6) attempts a three-point basket in the third quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets acquire Javale McGee from the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Hartenstein, and two future protected second-round picks.

Furthermore, Cleveland will receive a 2023 protected second round pick, and a 2027 unprotected second round pick from the Nuggets.

Performance of Javale McGee & Isaiah Hartenstein

A reason why the Denver Nuggets acquire Javale McGee is because of his experience. Ever since the 2008-2009 season, he has played in the NBA and won a chip with the Lakers. On the Cavaliers, Javale McGee averaged 8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1 assist on 52.1% FG. He also averaged 15.2 minutes in 33 games played with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Feb 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center JaVale McGee (6) dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After playing with Houston for 2 seasons, Isiah Hartenstein averaged 3.5 points, 0.5 assists, and 2.8 rebounds on 51.3% FG. He also averaged 9.1 minutes in 30 games played.

However, in the G-league last year, Hartenstein averaged 24.9 points, 14.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks. The former second-round pick is only 22 years old; with proper development, he should become a regular in the NBA one day.

The NBA Trade deadline ends on Thursday at 3pm ET. You can expect many more trades to come in the next few hours.

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