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Dwight Howard Traded To Charlotte Hornets

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Dwight Howard is a name that is very resonant in the basketball world, and recently, he’s come into the limelight once more, because of his trade to the Charlotte Hornets. Having two turbulent seasons on two different teams, namely the Rockets and the Hawks, Howard has had quite a ride.

Being a 31-year-old player, his physical prowess is at its peak, but given that he’s 2.11 meters or 6 ft 11 in, his newest coach, Steve Clifford, is confident that he can once again get back into formidable shape, especially because the said coach has worked with him for 6 seasons, though as an assistant.

Sudden Trade

His sudden move to the Hornets also transferred his three-year contract to them, exchanging him for two players, Marco Belinelli and Miles Plumlee. Following Howard’s irritation due to limited playing time in a couple of games in the Hawks’ playoffs run, he promptly decided that it was time for a change.

His trade could bring some new life to his career, especially due to working with a coach who is already more than just familiar with him. Clifford is rather positive about what Howard can bring to the team, a sturdy defensive line with a lot of physicality, something he claims the Hornets have been lacking lately.

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He also dismissed any notions of Dwight being a difficult person to work with, calling him an “easy guy to like”, as well as “fun-loving and having a great sense of humor and wit”.

Dwight was an All-Star for eight consecutive seasons, from 2007-2014, as well as three times consecutive Defensive Player of the Year. He still leads the league in most shots blocked and most rebounds, and he even broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record, leading the league in total rebounds for five seasons in a row.

It was implied during Howard’s talk with the Hornets’ owner, the legendary Michael Jordan, that he is “pumped up” to be playing for the Hornets. Howard will be playing this season for his third team in the past three seasons.

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