Eight-Time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard Just Became A Charlotte Hornet

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The Atlanta Hawks have just traded 8-time NBA All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets will be sending Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli, as well as their 41st draft pick to Atlanta for Howard and the 31st draft pick.

Hornets GM Rich Cho commented that the Hornets are ecstatic to add “a player of Dwight’s stature.”

“He has been a very talented player, an elite rebounder and rim protector as well as a physical presence since the moment he entered the league,” Cho commented in a statement yesterday.

The all-star signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks this past July, but had a surprisingly disappointing season.

He averaged just 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per game with the Hawks, which was close to his production in the last of his three seasons with the Houston Rockets in 2015-16.

31-year-old Dwight Howard is an eight-time All-Star and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year – he’ll now be playing for his third team in three seasons. He’s expected to earn $23.5 million per season for the next 2 years.

Most Hornet fans in Charlotte seemed to be excited about the trade: 

But some fans were less than enthusiastic:

What are your thoughts?

Do you think this was a good trade for the Hornets?

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