Nuggets land reserve big Hibbert from Bucks

Roy Hibbert was sent from the Bucks to the Nuggets.

Roy Hibbert has been traded for the seciond time this season — this time from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Denver Nuggets.

Per the Denver Post:

The 7-foot-2 Hibbert, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, is averaging 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 42 games with the Charlotte Hornets this season. The 30-year-old Hibbert, a first-round draft pick by Toronto in 2008 who was traded to the Indiana Pacers on draft night, has averaged 16 minutes per game this season.

“It gives us a big body. It gives us protection at the rim,” Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said of the trade in a radio interview with Altitude Sports. “He’s a guy who has had some success and has a lot of experience. We had a roster spot and we needed a big body. It will be interesting to see what Roy brings.”

The Nuggets sent a 2019 second-round pick to the Bucks.