Dwight Howard has played for five teams in the last seven years.
And he’s about to join his sixth.
Sources: Charlotte traded Dwight Howard to Brooklyn for Timofey Mozgov, two second-rounders and cash considerations.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 20, 2018
Howard spent eight seasons manning the middle for the Orlando Magic.
And those years were fruitful; the burly center carried them to the NBA Finals in 2009. Then to the Eastern Conference Finals a year later.
But, beginning with his departure from Orlando, he’s apparently pissed off every organization he’s been to.
That Orlando debacle was so long and excruciating, it earned the title “The Dwightmare.”
The Hawks were so happy to be rid of Howard when they traded him to the Hornets that players were “screaming with jubilation” upon hearing the news.
What say you, Hornets?
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 20, 2018
As is tradition.
On talent and finances alone, this is a wise trade for the Nets, who are taking on one year of Howard’s bad contract and unloading two years of Mozgov’s even worse deal, freeing up space for two max contracts a year from now.
The team has made a point of changing their culture in the wake of the sorry state the previous administration left them in.
I can think of no greater test of that new culture than Dwight Howard.