DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the trade says the Denver Nuggets are finalizing a deal to acquire guard R.J. Hampton from New Orleans for a future protected first-round pick.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.
Hampton was selected by Milwaukee with the 24th overall pick in the NBA draft.
The Bucks were expected to send the 24th selection to the Pelicans as part of a package of picks included in a deal to acquire veteran guard Jrue Holiday.
Denver also selected Arizona center Zeke Nnaji with the No. 22 overall pick.