Hornets reportedly agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

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When he landed, a deal with the then-New Jersey Nets was set to be consummated, sending the superstar center to join Deron Williams and form a potential super team in the Eastern Conference. The 32-year-old eight-time All-Star clearly isn't his vintage self, but he showed he still has something to offer.

Howard's just a piece of the puzzle, no longer a centerpiece. He subsequently did so, opting into his Magic contract for the next season, and ending trade talks.

Brooklyn will mark Howard's sixth National Basketball Association home.

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In the deal, the Nets will send two future second-round picks, cash and center Timofey Mozgov to the Hornets for Howard. His game is sound, but something about his attitude, his relationship with teammates, and overall personality on the court is just not ideal in building a positive environment in the locker room.

Howard has never averaged less than 29.7 minutes per season (2016-17 with the Hawks) and has come off the bench one time in 1,035 career games.

Howard's decision to stay in Orlando marked the beginning of the vagabond stage of his career.

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The Nets landed Mozgov last summer as a part of their trade for the Los Angeles' Lakers D'Angelo Russell.

Howard will be 33 in December and is set to play for his fourth team in four seasons. With two slots for max contracts, the Nets could make big moves in free agency-next offseason, Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard, among others, are expected to hit the market. Howard could even be bought out by the Nets, though that has not been publicly broached to this point. According to former National Basketball Association player Brendan Haywood, members of the Hornets' locker room had grown "sick and tired" of the antics of the big man. He now heads to the Nets, who will be his sixth team in the last six years.

This year, while the reaction wasn't quite as dramatic, there was still quite a bit of relief when Howard departed from Charlotte.

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