One of Aesop’s timeless fables is “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” In it, a young boy repeatedly cries wolf for attention, with no wolf anywhere to be found. Eventually, a wolf shows up, only by this point, no one believes the young boy. At some point, someone close to soon-to-be Washington Wizard Dwight Howard needs to make sure he’s heard this story.
The 2017-18 NBA season was another banner year for Howard, as he averaged nearly 17 points and 13 rebounds on a 36-win Charlotte Hornets team that was plagued by injury woes and overall bad luck. Then for the second time in two years, Howard was dealt for pennies on the dollar, as he was sent to Brooklyn for Timofey Mozgov and a second round draft pick.
Instead of letting Howard suit up as a Net, Brooklyn negotiated a buyout, making Howard a free agent when the NBA fiscal year starts on July 6. Upon the buyout becoming official, Howard will sign with the Washington Wizards, his fourth team in the last six seasons.