Reports: Dwight Howard traded to Brooklyn
The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov, two second-round picks and cash, according to reports from ESPN and The Associated Press.
The reports were based off anonymous sources since the deal cannot be made official until after the league’s moratorium ends on July 6.
Howard, 32, comes with a $23.8 million expiring contract. He signed his current three-year deal with his hometown Atlanta Hawks in 2016, but was traded after one season to the Hornets.
The eight-time All-Star will be playing for his fourth team in four years when the trade is complete. He averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for the Hornets last season.
The trade will bring the No. 45 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft as well as a 2021 second-round pick, according to the reports.
The trade will reunite Mozgov with Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak, who signed the 31-year-old center to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers two years ago.
Mozgov played in only 31 games for the Nets last season, averaging 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds.