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Dwight Howard - C, 6'11, 265
Charlotte Hornets - Acquired via trade in June 2017
       Date of birth: 12/08/1985
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 2004
     Out of: SW Atlanta Christian Academy
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

2004 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 1st overall by Orlando.
7th July, 2004 NBA Signed four year, $19,540,874 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team option for 2007/08.
27th March, 2006 NBA Orlando exercised 2007/08 team option.
12th July, 2007 NBA Signed a five year maximum value contract extension ($83,235,900) with Orlando. Included early termination option after 2011/12 season.
15th March, 2012 NBA Declined to exercise early termination option.
10th August, 2012 NBA As a part of a four team deal, traded by Orlando to L.A. Lakers, along with Earl Clark and Chris Duhon, and Jason Richardson to Philadelphia, in exchange for Nikola Vucevic, Mo Harkless and a protected 2015 first round pick from Philadelphia (deferred to 2017; #5, De'Aaron Fox), Christian Eyenga, Josh McRoberts, a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed) and a protected 2017 first round pick (converted to 2017 and 2018 second round picks; #33, 2017, Wesley Iwundu) from L.A. Lakers, and Al Harrington, Arron Afflalo, a 2013 second round pick (#51, Romero Osby) and a 2014 first round pick (#12, Dario Saric) from Denver.
10th July, 2013 NBA Signed a four year, $87,591,270 contract with Houston. Included player option for 2016/17.
21st June, 2016 NBA Declined 2016/17 player option.
12th July, 2016 NBA Signed a three year, $70.5 million contract with Atlanta.
20th June, 2017 NBA Traded by Atlanta, along with a 2017 second round pick (#31, Frank Jackson), to Charlotte in exchange for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and a 2017 second round pick (#41, Tyler Dorsey).
When: Where:
June 2004 - August 2012 Orlando Magic (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2013 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2016 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2017 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
June 2017 - present Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Dwight Howard
C, 6’11, 265lbs, 31 years old, 13 years of experience

Not a bad rejuvenation season - scored more efficiently, kept opponents to a lower field goal percentage around the rim than previously, and with his rebounding rates going up to career highs. Still won’t take the full advantage of his physical prowess by playing enough pick-and-roll, slipping open for passes, hitting foul shots, etc, and not used much in the fourth quarter due to the last one in particular. It is all trending in the right direction, however, and if he can just be convinced to still not demand post touches for inefficient hook shots, that would be good. If unlikely. He will never fit into a five-out offence, but that does not mean he merits half-court touches isolating on the block, let alone the most post touches in the league (8.0). Howard on the Hawks was a weird marriage of player and team. Howard on the Hornets might be better.

Player Plan: Two years and $47,319,725 remaining. With the team capped out now and for the foreseeable future, this experiment simply has to work.

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   Shaq was so big, the rest of the league had to go small

[...] Big men, who would otherwise be assigned the post, shoot threes now. Lord knows they have all long since wanted to. By way of example, Zach Randolph decided one day under the reign of Isiah Thomas in New York that he would cast start casting them up, despite a sub-30% success rate and the fact he was a 20/10 double-double guy around the rim at the time, while Tim Duncan and his famed resolution to never try and play outside of what he was capable of enjoyed the fact that he may have been voted into the 2002 All-Star Game as a de facto small forward because he felt it would allow to him “shoot more threes”. Big guys have always liked the novelty – see also, Dwight Howard in the All-Star game. But now, they actually do it. [...]

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