Charlotte Hornets Trade Dwight Howard for Timofey Mozgov, Draft Picks
Dwight Howard, a former superstar destined for basketball’s Hall of Fame has seen his career really sink to rock bottom. For a stretch of nearly a decade, he was the league’s best big man and now, he is nothing more than a tradable asset being passed around every offseason.
After leaving Orlando, he spent a season in Los Angeles, then opted to sign with the Houston Rockets. He would then move onto his home team – the Atlanta Hawks. With a three year deal in place, an emotional Howard believed this was the spot for him, but just a year later, he was on the move again, being traded to the Charlotte Hornets. After one productive season in North Carolina, the big man was traded once again, this time to the Brooklyn Nets.
Deal includes Nets sending two future second-round picks and cash to Charlotte for Howard, who has a $23.8M expiring contract. https://t.co/v4sOImIHl2
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2018
A deal that was the Nets way of saving cap space. This is what Howard’s career has come to.
The Nets will send Timofey Mozgov to Charlotte in return, as well as two second round draft picks – this year’s No. 45 selection and a 2021 pick. The Hornets will also receive cash considerations as per ESPN. With this deal, the Nets will save $17-million in 2019-20, opening up two max salary slots for a team desperate to steer the wheel into the right direction.
Mozgov has two years and $33.7-million remaining on his deal and has openly been very unhappy with his lack of playing time in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, Howard is coming off a season in which he averaged 16.6-points, 12.5-rebounds, and 1.6-blocks per game, picking up a 30-point and 30-rebound game in the process.
Let’s light a candle for Dwight Howard’s career.