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Hornets Finalizing Deal To Send Dwight Howard To Brooklyn Nets

20 June, 2018, 18:55 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly acquired former All-Star center Dwight Howard in a trade with the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.

The Charlotte Hornets' salary-cap decision to trade center Dwight Howard might have been beyond what the numbers dictate but also fixing some potential issues in the locker room.

Mozgov has two years, $32.7 million left on his contract.

This will be his fourth team in four seasons.

The Nets are sending the Hornets two future second-round draft picks with cash consideration as well, league sources said.

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The Nets will save almost $17 million on the trade in the 2019-20 season, allowing them to create two max salary slots for 2019 free agency.

Mozgov, 31, averaged 4.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds in 31 games for the Nets last season.

Charlotte was determined to move out Howard, who has a $23.8 million expiring contract.

Howard will suit up for his third team in three seasons, becoming somewhat of an National Basketball Association journeyman after being a staple in Orlando during the start of his career.

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