WASHINGTON (AP) -Nick Young and Oleksiy Pecherov signed contracts with the Washington Wizards on Thursday, giving the team its first-round picks from the past two NBA drafts.
Young signed a two-year deal that will guarantee him nearly $3 million, and Pecherov, the 18th overall pick in 2006, signed a two-year deal that ensures him nearly $2.7 million. The Wizards hold options for two additional years on Pecherov.
Young, a 6-foot-7 guard-forward, was the 16th overall pick in last week's draft out of Southern California. Pecherov, a 7-foot center, played last season in his native Ukraine.
``Both have good size, athleticism and the ability to score,'' Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. ``They are hardworking and competitive young players.''
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