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Report: Wizards trading Jordan McRae to Nuggets for Shabazz Napier

Washington will flip one of its young guards to bring in a backup point guard.

Washington Wizards guard Jordan McRae dribbles up the court during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Wizards are trading SG Jordan McRae to the Denver Nuggets for PG Shabazz Napier, The Washington Post’s Candace Buckner reported. It appears that this is a straight one-for-one trade.

McRae has had a breakout season for the Wizards in his fourth year in the NBA. He’s averaging 12.8 points per game over 29 games (four starts). McRae is shooting 37.7% from 3-point range, so he adds another shooter and scorer off the bench for the Nuggets. The Wizards get another PG to put behind Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith.