Dwight Howard has officially found his new home. The veteran big man will be playing in Washington, D.C. next season.
Howard, who was traded to the Brooklyn Nets from the Charlotte Hornets, has agreed to a contract with the Washington Wizards. The deal couldn’t become official until Howard and the Nets had officially negotiated a buyout.
Howard’s deal in D.C. is a two-year, $11 million pact. He has a player option for the second year, so he could become a free agent next summer if he chooses to do so.
Brooklyn finalized buyout with Dwight Howard, clearing way for him to sign 2-year, $11M deal with Washington, league sources tell ESPN. Deal includes player option.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2018
At 32 years old, Howard is still a capable player. He averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game for Charlotte.
For his career, Howard has produced 17.4 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per contest.
Where Howard has had issues is in the locker room. He has a reputation as a headache and someone who is a chemistry problem for his team.
That’s the major reason why Howard has been shipped around the league so frequently.
He’s now on his sixth different team, and fourth in the last four seasons.