- The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped.
By finding a team to take Timofey Mozgov, the Nets will shed his salary for the 2019-20 season, and save the team enough money to offer two maximum salary contracts in the 2019 offseason, according ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who broke the news of the trade.
The Nets landed Mozgov last summer as a part of their trade for the Los Angeles' Lakers D'Angelo Russell.
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Dwight Howard is on the move once again, and this time he's heading to the Brooklyn Nets.
Howard is unquestionably a future Hall of Famer, but his personality has led him to be handed off from team to team.
After spending three seasons with the Houston Rockets, Howard was acquired by his hometown Atlanta Hawks in 2016 as a free agent and signed a three-year contract. Charlotte will receive the Nets' second-round pick (No. 45) in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft and a 2021 second-round pick. He holds career averages of 17.4 points per game and 12.7 rebounds. Mozgov signed a four-year deal worth $64 million. Allen started 31 of the Nets' final 32 games last season, averaging 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on 62.1 percent shooting in 23.8 minutes per game in that span.