Nuggets reportedly trade for Roy Hibbert

After signing with the Charlotte Hornets in the offseason, he was traded to Milwaukee a few weeks ago and will now be on his third team this year.

Sandwiched between the high-profile swap of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls and the Toronto Raptors snagging defensive ace P.J.

The deal is a salary dump for Milwaukee, and Denver is willing to take the money to get closer to the salary floor.

Three weeks after being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, veteran center Roy Hibbert reportedly was acquired by the Denver Nuggets Thursday. The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey clarified the pick will be a top-55 protected pick in 2019.

Hibbert was originally acquired from the Charlotte Hornets on February 2, but did not appear in a game.

The former Georgetown star, who has battled injuries and a decline in play after making multiple all-star teams, averages 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game this season. If nothing else, he will provide good insurance for the Denver frontcourt heading into the last 26 games of the Nuggets' playoff push.

"The 7'2" big man is set to hit free agency during the offseason.

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