The Dwight Howard-For-Blake Griffin Trade rumour Won't Go Away Even Though It Will Never Happen
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Brian Windhorst explains that Atlanta's trade of Dwight Howard to Charlotte is made to save salary and for the Hawks to fully go into rebuild mode as an organization. His averages with the Hawks -- Still, he finished the season unhappy about his diminished role in the playoffs, when he averaged eight points and He sat out the fourth quarter in two of six playoff games during the Hawks' first-round loss to the Washington Wizards.
I want to play," Howard said after the season. I want to make an impact. You can't do it on the bench. The Lord Provides My Path. The Hawks were eliminated in the first round for the first time since Following the season, coach Mike Budenholzer resigned his additional role as president of basketball operations and Wes Wilcox stepped down as general manager. The Howard trade is the first deal for Schlenk, who faces the difficult challenge of re-signing free-agent forward Paul Millsap.
The trade will save the Hawks salary-cap space, and it signals that the franchise will look to rebuild and could move on from Millsap as well. Sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst that the Hawks have received inquiries about a possible sign-and-trade for Millsap, who could receive a max contract in that scenario. We look forward to him continuing his career here in Charlotte.
Michael Jordan 's Hornets have been attempting to land a star player for quite some time, and Howard potentially gives them that, provided he can return to playing at a high level. The trade also satisfies the Hornets' search for a true center since losing Al Jefferson to free agency last summer.
They had hoped that Roy Hibbert would fill the role of a rim protector, but injuries slowed him down, and he eventually was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a midseason deal that brought Plumlee to Charlotte.
The Hornets traded away their first-round draft pick in to acquire Belinelli after losing Courtney Lee and Jeremy Lin in free agency.
Chris Paul on CP3. Who should be on notice in April? Hawks go into rebuild mode after Howard trade 2: Jun 21, ESPN.