The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Dwight Howard from the Charlotte Hornets for Timofey Mozgov, two second round picks and cash. Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped. However, Charlotte has been determined to move him out since he has a $23.8 million expiring contract. Howard, on the other hand, averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game over 81 games.
The Nets will be Howard's sixth National Basketball Association team in the past eight seasons and his fourth different franchise in four years.
Of course, the Nets are still set up to be next season, but fortunately for Nets fans, starting in 2019 the team will have all of its first round draft picks again, according to RealGM.
Mozgov had been openly unhappy with his lack of playing time in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn will be Howard's fourth team in as many seasons. 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.
The Nets will save $17 million in 19-20, which will allow them to potentially create two max salary slots.
The Hornets are in a delicate place, with a ton of bad contracts on their roster and a bona fide star in Kemba Walker who will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. Mozgov signed a four-year deal worth $64 million.
The deal can't be completed until the moratorium ends on July 6.