Ever since Dwight Howard left Orlando, he’s been a misfit on the floor, despite his still very useful skill set. But now the athletic big man will get a fresh start in his hometown.
The Atlanta Hawks have reached a deal with the eight-time NBA All-Star, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Dwight Howard has reached agreement on a three-year, $70.5 million with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2016
Howard seems like an excellent fit on a disciplined team with players like Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and Dennis Schroder. Even if Dwight has an attitude problem (which I personally think is overblown by the media), that’s the kind of team that can solve petty issues easily.
Unfortunately for Hawks fans, that likely means Al Horford will be playing somewhere else. He’s meeting with the Celtics and Rockets on Friday night.
But Howard is heading back to the place he grew up, on a team that looks to be heading in the right direction. I don’t think the scenario would have been better on any of the other 29 teams.