Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets

Dwight Howard Traded To Brooklyn Nets

Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped.

Mozgov was not a significant factor for the Nets this season.

Mozgov, first through his agent and later on a personal entry on Scorum, expressed his unhappiness with how his playing time vanished last season.

Because this is Dwight Howard we're talking about here, it seemed like a matter of time until a report surfaced that indicated there was some tension centering around him in his now-former team's locker room. Mozgov, on the other hand, will make $16 million next season in addition to $16.7 million the year after.

Mozgov, who had recently criticized the coaching staff for the Nets, signed a massive deal with Los Angeles when Mitch Kupchak was the team's general manager in 2016.

The Hornets will receive the Nets' second-round pick (No. 45) in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft and a 2021 second-round pick, league sources said.

The Nets will save $17 million in 19-20, which will allow them to potentially create two max salary slots. By contrast, Howard has averaged 17.4 points, 12.7 rebound and two blocks per game since joining the league in 2004. The 32-year-old had averaged 13.5 points per game with the Atlanta Hawks last season and 13.7 with the Houston Rockets the year before that.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal can't be completed until the moratorium ends on July 6.

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