Dwight Howard heading to the Nets in Hornets trade for Timofey Mozgov: report

Dwight Howard will no longer be a Hornet as he gears up to head to Brooklyn, according to league sources.

Brittany King

The Charlotte Hornets will be sending Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov, two second-round picks, and cash, according to ESPN.


Howard, who has a $23.8 million expiring contract, is an eight-time NBA All-Star. This will be his third time changing teams in nearly three years, from the Houston Rockets to Atlanta Hawks to Charlotte and now Brooklyn.

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The move will save the Nets nearly $17 million on the trade in the 2019-20 season, allowing the club to create two max-salary slots for 2019 free agency.


As for Mozgov, who has two years and $32.7 million left on his contract, he was previously signed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers two years ago by Charlotte general manager Mitch Kupchak.