The Denver Nuggets are finalizing a deal that will send Will Barton and Monte Morris to the Washington Wizards for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
According to ESPN's Bobby Marks, the deal likely won;t be finalized until July 6 to make the financial end of the deal work.
This is a July 6 trade to make the money work (unless WAS adds more $)— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 29, 2022
KCP- $14M- expiring
Smith- $4.7M- contract now guaranteed
Morris- $9.12- 2 years left
Trade works by $12,129
Denver would replace the $8.2M trade exception with a new $9.1M TE https://t.co/QaRYNCqQXM
With the deal, the Nuggets get a versatile wing player in Caldwell-Pope that they were pursuing while the Wizards add a point guard in Morris. This also means Washington is likely done looking for another point guard with the team linked to free agent Tyus Jones or a possible trade for the Pacers' Malcolm Brodgon.