Dwight Howard was as soon as a perennial All-Star. Now he’s reportedly getting traded for a 31-year-old who averaged four.2 factors per sport final season.
The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets have agreed on a commerce surrounding former all-star middle Howard, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Charlotte is sending Howard to Brooklyn in change for Timofey Mozgov and a pair of second-round picks.
The transfer clears greater than $17 million from the Nets’ cap area for 2019, creating greater than $70 million in spending room for a crop of free brokers that would embrace gamers like LeBron James, Klay Thompson, and Karl-Anthony Towns. It additionally provides a still-productive Howard to the Brooklyn roster; the previous three-time defensive participant of the yr averaged 16.6 factors and 12.5 rebounds final season.
The Hornets will get a little bit draft capital with the 2 picks and a few cap aid in 2018 in change for taking over Mozgov’s albatross of a contract.