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Former Syracuse forward Chris McCullough traded to Wizards

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The former first-round pick is on his way to Washington.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets-Media Day
Brooklyn Nets forward Chris McCullough (1) poses for a photo during media day at Barclays Center.
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Former Syracuse Orange forward Chris McCullough was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday afternoon.

The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

McCullough, along with teammate Bojan Bogdanovic are headed to Washington in exchange for 2017 lottery-protected first-round draft pick, forward Andrew Nicholson and guard Marcus Thornton, according to Wojnarowski.

In 38 career NBA games, McCullough is averaging 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He was, however, named to the D-League All-Star team this year.

The 22-year-old is a former first-round pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He was selected 29th overall by the Nets.

In his one, shortened season with the Orange, he averaged 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. He played in just 16 games due to a torn ACL against Florida State at the Carrier Dome.

We’ll see what McCullough’s options look like as part of the Wizards organization now. While the Nets were pursuing a hard rebuild, Washington is in the midst of a playoff run and a potential top-four seed in the Eastern Conference.