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Dwight Howard to Sign One-Year Deal With Wizards, Nets Complete Buyout

The Nets completed Howard's buyout on Friday.

The Brooklyn Nets have completed Dwight Howard's buyout, the Charlotte Hornets announced.

The Hornets acquired center Timofey Mozgov and the draft rights to Hamidou Diallo, the No. 45 pick in the 2018 draft, as well as a 2021 second-round draft pick and cash considerations from the Nets. In exchange, Brooklyn acquired Howard. 

After getting traded by the Hornets to the Nets right before the NBA draft, Howard plans to join the Wizards on a one-year deal, reportsThe Crossover's Jeremy Woo. 

Howard's deal will be for the taxpayer mid-level exception of $5.3 million. Jared Weiss of The Athletic first reported the news. 

Once he clears waivers and can join the Wizards, it will make Washington the fourth team Howard has played for in the past four seasons, excluding the Nets since he never played a game for Brooklyn.

Howard spent the first eight years of his career with the Magic after they selected him with the No.1 pick in the 2004 draft. From Orlando he went on to spend a year with the Lakers before three seasons with the Rockets. Since leaving Houston, Howard has spent a year with the Hawks and another year with the Hornets.

Last season in Charlotte, Howard averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds while shooting 55.5% from the field.