DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that also included Boston. The Nuggets sent injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to Boston, and the Celtics dealt Juancho Hernangomez to San Antonio.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 01: Bryn Forbes #7 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 01, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

The Spurs also will receive a future second-round draft pick from the Nuggets. The deal was first reported by ESPN.

For the Nuggets, the move gives them a solid outside shooter in Forbes and the potential to add another player. The team is believed to have interest in veteran big man DeMarcus Cousins to help the frontcourt depth behind reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic for a playoff run.

And for Boston, the move will mean getting much closer to dropping below the luxury tax threshold this season.

The Nuggets were looking for more of an outside threat in a season when they are missing max players Jamal Murray (knee) and Michael Porter Jr. (back) due to injuries. Forbes is shooting 41.7% from 3-point range this season and averaging 9.1 points.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 01: Bryn Forbes #7 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots the ball against Hamidou Diallo #6 of the Detroit Pistons during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena on January 01, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Forbes has been a consistent deep threat throughout his NBA career. He’s third in 3-point field goal percentage over the last four seasons among any player with 1,000 or more attempts, trailing Joe Harris and Seth Curry.

The 28-year-old Forbes has played in 37 career playoff games, including 20 last season with Milwaukee when the Bucks captured the NBA title.

The Celtics get flexibility, but the players are essentially with the team on paper only. Bol was recently sent to Detroit as part of a trade package that was rescinded when the 7-foot-2 forward didn’t receive medical clearance with the Pistons. Denver announced Tuesday that Bol underwent right foot surgery and was out indefinitely.

Dozier also is out after tearing the ACL in his left knee earlier this season. Dozier appeared in 97 games for the Nuggets over the last three seasons and averaged 6.7 points.

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 05: Bryn Forbes #7 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 5, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Hernangomez has played in only 18 games for the Celtics this season. The power forward from Spain was originally a first-round pick by Denver in the 2016 draft.

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer

AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds contributed to this report.

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