Howard picks up player option to stay with Wizards

Dwight Howard has picked up his player option for the Wizards for next season.

Dwight Howard has picked ip his player option with the Washington Wizards for the 2019-20 season, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Howard played in only nine games for Washington this season, struggling with injuries all season long.

The now-33-year-old signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards last summer, a pact that included a $5.6 million player option for the 2019-20 season.

Howard’s last game this season was Nov. 18. He then underwent spinal surgery to repair herniated discs in his spine. As he was undergoing rehab, he suffered a setback with a hamstring injury in March.