Nene passed his physical on Sunday, clearing the final hurdle to make official the three-team trade deadline deal involving the Wizards, Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Brian Cook, whom the Wizards also acquired in the deal that sent Nick Young to the Clippers and JaVale McGee to the Nuggets, will be available when the team plays the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at FedEx Forum. The Wizards will also sign Edwin Ubiles to a 10-day contract before the game. Nene isn’t expected to make his Wizards debut until Wednesday in New Jersey.
The Nuggets didn’t waste any time reacting to the development and waived Ronny Turiaf, allowing him to become a free agent when he clears waivers. Turiaf, who was sent to Denver along with McGee in exchange for Nene, is expected to attract interest from Boston and Miami, among others. He averaged just 1.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in four games with the Wizards this season. He hasn’t played since breaking his left hand against the Celtics on Jan. 1.