Winners, losers in Dwight Howard deal

Annette Crawford
June 23, 2018

The NBA couldn't rest for one day, as the offseason has been in full swing nearly since the moment the Warriors won the NBA championship.

Just a day after it was reported that the Nets and Charlotte Hornets agreed to a trade that would send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn and Timofey Mozgov, along with two second round picks, to Charlotte, the disgruntled center is now expected to enter buyout talks with the Nets, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes. Former Shaqtin' A Fool MVP JaVale McGee is one of those players who experienced a major change when he headed to Bay Area. Was the Nets' main goal to just acquire the 32-year-old big man or was the move focused on their 2019 future? "This season I made the most jump shots that I've made my whole career".

"I want to give a team all of me, on and off the court", Howard said. My [isolation] numbers are very high.

It will be interesting to see if Dwight, who averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, looks to secure what could be his last National Basketball Association contract or perhaps join a contender, assuming he reaches a buyout with Brooklyn.

Championship aspirations alone make the Warriors an ideal fit, if Howard is willing to sign for the veteran minimum, or close to it. Also, despite the numerous things he can contribute to Golden State's dynasty, it remains unknown if the Warriors will really consider adding Howard to their team this summer.

There's no doubt that the three-time Defensive Player of the Year would become one of the best free agent bigs and he could potentially land with a contending team if he's willing to take a discounted contract.

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