From a Nuggets team release: the club has traded center JaVale McGee to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Nuggets will also send a protected 2015 first-round pick, via
Oklahoma City, and the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum to Philadelphia
in exchange for the rights to Cenk Akyol.
McGee had appeared in
just 17 games for the Nuggets this season and was averaging 5.2
points and 2.8 rebounds. He played only five games in 2013-14 because
of a stress fracture in his left tibia.
The Nevada product
signed a multi-year deal with Denver in July 2012 after being acquired
by the Nuggets from Washington a few months earlier. He is owed $12
million for next year and owns career averages of 8.5 points and
5.6 rebounds in 376 games.
Maduabum was selected by the Los
Angeles Lakers with the 56th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft before
his rights were traded to Denver in a draft-night deal. He most
recently appeared in four games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA
Akyol, a 27-year-old guard from Turkey,
was originally selected by Atlanta with the 59th overall pick of the
2005 NBA Draft. He plays for Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball
League and has averaged 6.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per
game this season.