Howard will sign one-year deal with Wizards

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.

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.