The Denver Nuggets have traded guard Bones Hyland to the Los Angeles Clippers for two future second-round picks. Hyland was a popular name nearing the trade deadline this season and now he heads to Los Angeles to be a key rotational player. Denver gets two second-round picks to replace some picks they lost in other deals. This deal moves Hyland to a team that can use him more as he grows into a better player in the NBA. Both teams hope to contend for a title this season and have made moves to try and accomplish that goal.
Clippers will send the Nuggets 2024 and 2025 second-round picks, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/OGI8VqhdDC
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This season with the Denver Nuggets, Bones Hyland averaged 12.1 points, two rebounds, and three assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 39.9 percent and a three-point percentage of 37.8 percent. The Los Angeles Clippers were looking to add different players around their core of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard and accomplish that with the addition of Hyland. Denver has also made some changes and now has some extra draft capital for future trades or future rotational players. The two teams could meet at some point in the 2023 NBA Playoffs later this year.