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Report: Dwight Howard finalizes buyout with Brooklyn, to sign two-year deal with Washington Wizards

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Jul 6, 2018 5:54 PM ET

Dwight Howard set to join Washington Wizards, his fourth team in four years.

The Washington Wizards are close to filling their starting center position with Dwight Howard, who will sign a two-year deal after he clears waivers with the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarnowski (via Twitter).

Brooklyn finalized buyout with Dwight Howard, clearing way for him to sign 2-year, $11M deal with Washington, league sources tell ESPN. Deal includes player option.

The Wizards, who are in the market for a new center after trading Marcin Gortat to the LA Clippers, have found his replacement in three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard.

The eight-time All-Star, who would be playing for his fourth team in as many years, averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds for the Hornets, his 14th in the league.

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