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Dwight Howard is finalizing a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets and will sign a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
The Wizards traded Marcin Gortat to the Los Angeles Clippers and were in need of a starting center.
Sources: Dwight Howard will now work to finish contract buyout with Brooklyn, plans to sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with the Washington Wizards after clearing waivers. Hornets/Nets trade was made official.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2018
Howard was fairly productive with the Hornets in 2017-18. He averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds while shooting 55.5 percent from the field in 81 games.
Since requesting a trade from the Orlando Magic, Howard has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks and Hornets. He’s been unable to stay anywhere and is reportedly a huge locker room issue.
Howard wanted to join the Golden State Warriors, but the Warriors had no interest in the eight-time All-Star.