Dwight Howard signed with the Atlanta Hawks last summer in hopes of finishing his career with his hometown team. Instead, he was traded just one season into his tenure. Atlanta shockingly dealt Howard to the Charlotte Hornets along with the the 31st pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft in exchange for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick.
Howard averaged 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per game during his sole season on the Hawks. The trade was done by Atlanta to free up cap space with Howard having two years left on his three-year, $70.5 million deal contract signed last year.
Charlotte is hoping to get the talent out of Howard to contend in the Eastern Conference for the low risk, but his better days appear to be in the distant past.