Nene arrives in Washington, takes his physical

The three-team trade-deadline deal that brought 6-foot-11 Brazilian big man Nene to Washington moved a step closer to completion on Saturday night, when he finally arrived to take his physical.

After a delayed flight from Denver, Nene landed in Washington around 7 p.m. and took his physical shortly thereafter, according to team sources. The results from the examination are expected to known on Sunday.

Nene was the centerpiece of Thursday’s deal, which resulted in JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf being traded to Denver and Nick Young being sent to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Wizards also acquired Brian Cook and a 2015 second-round pick.

Young and McGee have already arrived in their destinations and met with their organizations. Cook arrived in Memphis and will be with the team when it takes on the Grizzlies.

Nene plans to remain in Washington and have two practices with the team before making his debut with the Wizards on Wednesday in New Jersey.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.

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