Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets

Dwight Howard headed from Charlotte Hornets to Brooklyn Nets

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the trade and the league can not approve the deal until the trade moratorium ends on July 6. He is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, according to a new report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Next season is the final year of the three-year, $70.5 million contract he signed with the Atlanta Hawks in the Summer of Exploding Cash before being dealt to Charlotte two days before the 2017 NBA Draft.

The Charlotte Hornets apparently have a big trade in the works one day ahead of the start of the 2018 NBA Draft.

One trade that's already been floated around is a deal in which Cleveland would acquire Walker and Nicolas Batum in exchange for Jordan Clarkson, J.R. Smith, Ante Zizic and the No. 8 pick. Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak signed Mozgov to the four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers two years ago. Doing so could allow Brooklyn to have two max contract slots at their disposal next summer, giving the Nets a chance to jump into free agency in a big way during a summer in which several all-stars should be available.

Mozgov's numbers pale in comparison to Howard's.

Howard will play alongside his former teammate Jeremy Lin, who was also his point guard with the Houston Rockets for one season.

In fact, between the Hornets' Howard trade and the National Basketball Association draft a day away, a deal between the two teams could be coming sooner rather than later. He averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game, and shot 55.5 percent from the floor.

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