Dwight Howard has been traded after one season with a team for the second consecutive summer. A hometown return to the Atlanta Hawks in 2016 saw Howard traded to the Charlotte Hornets after one season.
It took Charlotte just one season as well to realize they wanted Dwight gone. The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Howard in exchange for Timofey Mozgov and a couple of second round draft picks.
Brooklyn pulled off the move to get rid of Mozgov’s contract and rent Howard for the final season on his deal. The Nets are expected to lose Howard next summer and go after free agents with two max contract spots open.
Charlotte did the deal because… they don’t want Dwight on their team. There’s no other real positive for the Hornets here aside from getting rid of Howard.
The real winner: Mozgov getting paid the big bucks to sit on the bench for another year.