On Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets traded Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, two second-round draft picks and cash considerations. Former NBA player and current ESPN Broadcaster Brendan Haywood may have shed some light on why the Charlotte Hornets were so eager to trade center Dwight Howard:
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 20, 2018
This is not Howard’s first time being dislike on a team. At his last stop in Atlanta, multiple Hawks players “scream[ed] with jubilation into their phones,” when they heard Howard had been traded, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
Before he signed with the Rockets, Howard was part of the disappointing 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers, the team that won just 45 games and lost in the first round of the playoffs despite having Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant and Howard.
Howard actually had a solid season with the Hornets, averaging 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game over the course of 81 contests. He shot 55.5 percent from the floor, which is the worst he’s shot since his sophomore season in 2005-06.