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February 23, 2015 Updates

The Sixers took on the remainder of McGee's $11.25 million salary this season and his $12 million deal next season to secure the draft pick. The team was expected to buy out his contract shortly after the trade. But the 7-foot, 250-pounder is still with the Sixers. "I don't want to get bought out," said McGee, a 27-year-old in his seventh NBA season. "That's not a positive thing. When you think about it, you don't get all of your money when you get bought out. "So it doesn't make sense why someone would want to get bought out unless they are older - older and they want to go to a contender or something. I'm not that old. I just want to play basketball." Philadelphia Inquirer

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February 20, 2015 Updates

The McGee deal was a little tougher for Denver to swallow. But in the Nuggets minds, McGee had to go. Beyond McGee's contract, which will pay him $12 million next season, Connelly and Shaw believe in building a winning culture in Denver and there was a strong sentiment inside the walls of the Pepsi Center that McGee’s presence was adversely affecting that. And as difficult as it was to part with the pick—which, if you are scoring at home, belonged to Oklahoma City and is 1-18 protected this season and lottery protected for the next two—the Nuggets believe that the $11.2 million trade exception that was created in the deal will be useful in acquiring a more valuable asset down the line. And the Nuggets could have five first round picks over the next three years anyway. Sports Illustrated

February 19, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver has agreed to send JaVale McGee to Philadelphia, along with a first-round pick via OKC, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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