Dwight Howard's stay with the Hornets will be a very brief one, as Charlotte has reportedly agreed to send the star big man to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for fellow big man Timofey Mozgov. Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped. He is due to make $23.8m this season, the final year of his contract.
Brooklyn will mark Howard's sixth National Basketball Association home.
Mozgov has two years, $32.7 million left on his contract.
Mozgov, 31, now has a four-year, $64 million contract, which he signed with the Lakers in 2016. The only other National Basketball Association player in history to accomplish that feat? It's no surprise to see that he did not want Howard on his team this time around. 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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For the Nets, the deal will clear around $17 million in cap space after next season.
Dwight Howard's name can't be mentioned without hearing some snickers.
The deal can't be completed until the moratorium ends on July 6. According to former player-turned-analyst Brendan Haywood, the Hornets locker room had just about had it with Howard's antics.