Nets trading for Dwight Howard in National Basketball Association stunner

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For Brooklyn, this trade is not about getting Howard - it's about dumping Mozgov's $17 million salary for the 2019-20 season.

Mozgov, 31, averaged 4.2 points per game and 3.2 rebounds in 31 games for the Nets last season.

Just a day before the NBA Draft, the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets have taken steps towards rebuilding their franchises by participating in a trade, with the main mover in that trade being Dwight Howard.

Mozgov, first through his agent and later on a personal entry on Scorum, expressed his unhappiness with how his playing time vanished last season.

Mozgov, who had recently criticized the coaching staff for the Nets, signed a massive deal with Los Angeles when Mitch Kupchak was the team's general manager in 2016.

He's not the player who won three straight Defensive Player of the Year awards from 2008-11. He averaged 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game, and shot 55.5 percent from the floor. So he might not be interested in taking on a reduced role.

Some of the notable possible National Basketball Association free agents that season include Klay Thompson, Deandre Jordan, and Kemba Walker, according to Spotrac. Mozgov signed a four-year deal worth $64 million.

Dwight Howard's name can't be mentioned without hearing some snickers.

"Guys were just sick and exhausted of his act", said Haywood, according to Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal can't be completed until the moratorium ends on July 6.

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