Nets trading for Dwight Howard in National Basketball Association stunner

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One year ago, the Atlanta Hawks traded Howard to the Hornets for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and a swap of second-round picks in a trade that took place two days before the 2017 Draft. Shortly after, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania confirmed the deal and the pieces being flipped.

While adding Walker could potentially aid the Cavs in re-signing James, Cleveland possesses assets - the No. 8 pick in Thursday's draft and expiring contracts - which could help the Hornets tear their roster down while simultaneously infusing it with youth.

Mozgov has two years left on his contract at $16m per season.

But now, thanks, surprisingly to a trade for Dwight Howard, the Nets nightmare might finally be over.

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But he wore out his welcome after one season and was dealt to Charlotte.

New Hornets general manager Kupchak signed Mozgov to a four-year, $64m deal in 2016 when both were with the Lakers.

Mozgov's numbers pale in comparison to Howard's. He holds career averages of 17.4 points per game and 12.7 rebounds.

This marks the second straight season in which a team was determined to give Howard away for pennies on the dollar, just to get him out of its locker room. Allen started 31 of the Nets' final 32 games last season, averaging 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on 62.1 percent shooting in 23.8 minutes per game in that span.

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