Charlotte Hornets agree to trade for Atlanta's Dwight Howard

The Hawks will send a second-round pick, No. 31 overall, to the Hornets in the deal.

What's insane about this trade, other than the trade itself, is that Dwight Howard himself was asking Twitter about trades just five minutes before he himself was traded.

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for a package deal that includes a draft pick and two players, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

All it took was one year for the Atlanta Hawks to decide Dwight Howard needed to move on. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 13.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

The Hawks still have three draft picks in Thursday's draft. The center averaged just 2.5 points per game in all of past year and 2.1 rebounds per game.

The move reunites the future Hall of Famer with Hornets coach Steve Clifford, a former assistant with the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers during Howard's respective tenures.

Belinelli averaged 10.5 points per game. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team from 2008-2012. Howard is an eight-time NBA All-Star.

  • Julie Sanders