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Just six months after the Atlanta Hawks signed hometown kid Dwight Howard to a 3-year, $70.5M deal, it seems as though the Hawks’ front office is already looking to unload him to somebody else, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.
The New Orleans Pelicans need help at the five-spot and they no longer want franchise big man Anthony Davis there, so they engaged in talks with the Atlanta Hawks and it centered around Dwight Howard.
Two of the worst offensive players on the New Orleans Pelicans (Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca) are traditional centers and Pelicans management is desperately trying to improve that area so that Davis can return to his natural position as power forward.
Unfortunately for them, the Hawks later yanked all of their key players, including forward Paul Millsap, off of the trade market. Instead, they intend to compete in the Eastern Conference and make as deep a run as possible with their current roster.
Howard is averaging 14 points and 13 rebounds per game this season.