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The Charlotte Hornets Have Traded C Dwight Howard

A closeup of the Charlotte Hornets uniform.

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 23: A detailed view of the jumpman logo on the jersey of Dwight Howard #12 of the Charlotte Hornets during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on October 23, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Charlotte Hornets have made a major deal this morning. The team has moved on from Dwight Howard.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Charlotte has sent the 32-year-old Howard to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov.

The swap of big men saves the Nets considerable cash, according to Wojnarowski. Brooklyn will pocket $17 million in 2019-20, which gives them more roster flexibility.

The Nets will send two second-round picks and money to Charlotte in the deal as well.

Brooklyn will be Howard's sixth NBA team. He's played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets and the Hornets.

Last season, Howard averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

An eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, Howard owns career averages of 17.4 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.