As if the NBA offseason couldn’t get any crazier, yet another big trade has happened just days before the 2017 NBA Draft. According to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the Altanta Hawks have agreed to send big man Dwight Howard north to the Charlotte Hornets.
Ok, let’s just get wild with it.
What this means for Atlanta is dumping the final two years of Howard’s contract, valued at $46 million in total. Howard is reunited with Steve Clifford, who was on staffs in both Los Angeles and Orlando when Howard played in those cities.
Charlotte gets a big man to give Charlotte a presence down low, although in doing so they give up a massive shooting presence in Marco Belinelli. Last season for the Hornets, he shot 43 percent from 3-point range while playing in 74 games. The Hornets also get out from under the contract the Milwaukee Bucks gave Miles Plumlee, which pays him $12.5 million per season until 2019-20.
We still have two days left until the draft and the NBA trade market is already insane. Try to stay calm out their, friends.