Star center Dwight Howard is leaving Houston. Friday, according to Yahoo Sports, Howard officially signed a three-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks. The terms? Howard will reportedly make $70.5 million over three years – just under $24 million per year.
Howard spent eight seasons with the Orlando Magic before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He spent on year with the franchise before signing with the Houston Rockets. The Hawks will be his fourth NBA team.
Dwight Howard has reached agreement on a three-year, $70.5 million with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.
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Reports were swirling that Howard, who was born in Atlanta, had enjoyed his meeting with the Hawks Friday, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. In 2015-2016, he averaged 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per contest.