Dwight Howard’s exit from yet another NBA team was, again, reportedly celebrated by not only fans, but his former teammates.
Lowe went into more detail on his podcast:
“You ask, why? And one account was that Dwight [Howard] would give these speeches before a game about how everyone is playing hard, we want unity, we’re going to, and then go out and play like a “blah” game where he demands post touches and doesn’t rotate as hard as he could.
And everyone is like: ‘Why are YOU speaking in the locker room?’ But that’s all anecdotal.
It’s just crazy how these stories come out after every stop in his career.”
Howard’s exit from the Orlando Magic, the team that drafted him, had some drama attached to it and his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, specifically his relationship with Kobe Bryant, made negative headlines as well.
Knicks, Hawks Considering Trade for 3rd Overall Pick
The New York Knicks are considering trading out of the 3rd overall slot in the 2019 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz.
The Knicks are considering dealing the 3rd overall pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the Hawks’ 8th and 10th picks.
It is rumored that R.J. Barrett will be taken with the 3rd overall pick, assuming that both Zion Williamson and Ja Morant are both off the board.
The New Orleans Hornets are expected to take Williamson, while the Memphis Grizzlies are expected to take Ja Morant.
Vince Carter Returning for 22nd NBA Season
Vince Carter isn’t ready to call it a career just yet.
Carter announced his intentions next season during an appearance on
the latest episode of the Winging It podcast, (h/t the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore).
Carter had stated that he was “90 percent” sure he would retire following the 2018-2019 season, which he wrote in an entry with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated back in April 2018.
Carter appeared on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption back in March and stated he might have another season left in him:
Carter averaged 7.4 points per game for the Hawks last season.
Hawks’ Kent Bazemore To Miss At Least Two Weeks
While Bazemore’s absence won’t make a huge impact on the outcome of the Hawks’ season, who have struggled this season, it will make an impact on their flexibility around the trade deadline as the team will lose a valuable trade chip.
Bazemore has been enjoying a career year this season, averaging 14.0 ppg and 4.0 rebounds to go along with 2.6 assists for Atlanta this season.
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