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Sources: Nuggets acquiring C McGee from Cavs

PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 27: JaVale McGee #6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Denver Nuggets are acquiring center JaVale McGee from the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Hartenstein and two future second-round picks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cleveland is acquiring a 2027 unprotected second-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick protected through No. 46, sources told Wojnarowski.

McGee, 33, is averaging 8.0 points and 5.2 rebounds this season. He is expected to serve as a backup to All-Star Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.

This will be the second stint with the Nuggets for the 15-year veteran. He was drafted by Washington in 2008 before being traded to Denver in March 2012.

McGee has won three NBA titles over the past four years, including last season with the Lakers. He also won back-to-back titles with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018.

Hartenstein, 22, is averaging 3.5 points and 2.8 rebounds this season.

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