Report: Nuggets land Plumlee from Blazers

Mason Plumlee has reportedly been dealt to Denver.

Another Plumlee is reportedly on the move. This time it’s Mason Plumlee, who has been traded from Portland to Denver, Yahoo Sports reported Sunday.

More precisely, Plumlee and a second-round draft pick are being dealt to Denver for center Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first-rounder, per the report.

This follows a trade in which Plumlee’s brother, center Miles Plumlee, was shipped from Milwaukee to Charlotte (for center Roy Hibbert and forward Spencer Hawes) a week ago.

As Yahoo noted, the trade of Mason Plumlee gives the Blazers three first-round picks in the June draft.

“Portland had been weighing the market on several possible center acquisitions, but settled on the Nurkic-Plumlee deal on Sunday morning, league sources said,” Yahoo wrote.

Plumlee, 26, is averaging 11.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. He should offer the Nuggets the rim-protector they so desperately needed in their quest to earn a playoff spot.

Nurkic, 22, is averaging 8.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in his third NBA season.

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