AP Source: The Nuggets get Forbes from Tottenham in a three-team deal

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Brian Forbes of the San Antonio Spurs, left, in play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Philadelphia. Forbes has been dealt with Denver Nuggets as part of a three-team deal according to a person familiar with the deal. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Denver | The Denver Nuggets have agreed to acquire veteran winger Brian Forbes from San Antonio as part of a three-team deal that also includes Boston, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The Nuggets are trading injured players Paul Bull and PJ Dozier to Boston, and the Celtics are sending Juancho Hernangomez to San Antonio, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal has not been finalized and approved by the team. NBA. The deal was first reported by ESPN.

The person said Spurs would also get a future second-round draft pick from the Nuggets.

For Nuggets, this move gives them a powerful outdoor shooter in Forbes and the ability to add another player. The team is believed to be interested in veteran big man DeMarcus Cousins ​​to help a depth of field front behind NBA MVP Nikola Jokic in a playoff round.

And for Boston, the move means very close to dropping below the luxury tax threshold this season.

The Nuggets were looking for more of an outside threat in a season that missed Max’s Jamal Murray (knee) and Michael Porter Jr. (back) with injuries. Forbes is shooting 41.7% from a 3-point range this season with an average of 9.1 points.

The Celtics are resilient, but the players are basically with the team only on paper. Bol was recently sent to Detroit as part of a business deal that was canceled when the 7-foot-2 striker did not receive medical clearance with the Pistons. Denver announced Tuesday that Paul has undergone surgery on his right foot and is out indefinitely. Dozier is also out after rupturing the ACL in his left knee earlier this season.

Hernangomes has played only 18 games for the Celtics this season. The power forward from Spain was originally a first-round pick by Denver in the 2016 draft.

Associated Press basketball writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report.

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