Nuggets trading Monte Morris, Will Barton for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Ish Smith

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Stefan Djordjevic

29/Jun/22 16:44

Monte Morris and Will Barton for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith

By Eurohoops team/

The Denver Nuggets are trading Monte Morris and Will Barton to the Washington Wizards for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is getting final approvals now and is expected to be completed soon.

Caldwell-Pope ($14MM) and Smith ($4.73MM) entered the offseason without fully guaranteed salaries for 2022/23, but Caldwell-Pope locked in his guarantee on Tuesday and Smith is expected to receive as well in order to adhere to salary-matching rules and make the deal legal.

Caldwell-Pope, Smith, and Barton ($14.38MM) will all be on expiring contracts and are eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2023. Morris will earn $9.13MM in ’22/23 and $9.8MM in ’23/24 before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

This move might also affect the future of Vasilije Micic who received interest from the Denver Nuggets previously.