WASHINGTON- The Washington Wizards, pushing for their first playoff berth since 2008, acquired disgruntled point guard Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets on Thursday in a three-way trade that also involves the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Wizards gave up two seldom-used players -- forward Jan Vesely and point guard Eric Maynor. Vesely goes to the Nuggets, while Maynor gets shipped to the 76ers.
Philadelphia receives two second-round draft picks, one from the Wizards in 2015 and one from the Nuggets in 2016. Washington receives a protected 2014 second-round pick from the 76ers.
Miller hasn't played since his shouting match with coach Brian Shaw in the waning minutes of a loss to the 76ers on New Year's Day. The Nuggets initially suspended Miller for two games, then rescinded the suspension and announced that he would instead be excused from all team activities for personal reasons.
"Obviously we did our homework," Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said. "I think that was an isolated situation, an isolation incident. We're going to move past that."
Miller, who turns 38 next month, has played with five teams over 15 NBA seasons. He averaged 5.9 points and 3.3 assists for the Nuggets this season.
Spurs send De Colo to Toronto for Daye: The San Antonio Spurs have traded guard Nando De Colo to Toronto for former first-round pick Austin Daye.
De Colo appeared in 98 games for the Spurs over the last two seasons, averaging 4.0 points and 2.1 assists. The member of the French national team made three starts this season while playing behind All-Star countryman Tony Parker.
Daye signed with Toronto last summer and appeared in just eight games. The No. 15 pick in the 2009 draft has averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in the NBA, also playing for Detroit and Memphis.
Heat trade Roger Mason Jr. to Kings: The Miami Heat have traded Roger Mason Jr. to the Sacramento Kings for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick and cash.
The move allowed Miami to open up another roster spot, while the Kings got an undisclosed amount of money. Mason, who averaged three points in 25 games for the Heat, is expected to be waived by Sacramento.
Cavaliers acquire Spencer Hawes: The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Earl Clark, center Henry Sims and two second-round draft picks.
The 7-foot-1 Hawes, who is in the final year of his contract, is averaging 13 points and 8.5 rebounds, both career highs, and shoots 40 percent from 3-point range. Hawes, 25, is in his seventh NBA season.
Anderson Varejao, Cleveland's starting center, has missed the last four games with a sore back. He also missed time earlier in the season with a knee injury and no timetable has been given for his return. Varejao played in only 81 games the last three seasons because of numerous injuries.
Cleveland has won six straight games, its longest winning streak since March of 2010, which was LeBron James' final season with the team and the last time the Cavaliers made the playoffs.
Charlotte lands guards: The Bobcats acquired guards Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien just hours before the NBA trade deadline. The trade is expected to give Charlotte's outside shooting a boost as the Bobcats make a push for the playoffs.
The Atlanta Hawks, looking for more front-line help as they attempt to remain in the Eastern Conference playoff race, have acquired 37-year-old forward Antawn Jamison from the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers received the rights to shooting guard Cenk Akyol, a 2005 second-round pick now playing in Turkey, in Thursday's deal.