Howard had his best season offensively in a while in Charlotte, as he averaged 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
This marks the second straight season in which a team was determined to give Howard away for pennies on the dollar, just to get him out of its locker room.
The Brooklyn Nets have been a disaster in recent seasons, thanks to a 2013 trade in which the Nets mortgaged their future by sending a slew of future draft picks to Boston for a pair of Celtics stars on the down-slopes of their careers, killing their cap space and draft prospects.
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Mozgov, who had recently criticized the coaching staff for the Nets, signed a massive deal with Los Angeles when Mitch Kupchak was the team's general manager in 2016. He is due to make $23.8 million this season, the final year of his contract.
Mozgov has two years, $32.7 million left on his contract.
He's not the player who won three straight Defensive Player of the Year awards from 2008-11. It's no surprise to see that he did not want Howard on his team this time around. So he might not be interested in taking on a reduced role. The deal cannot be made official until the league lifts its moratorium on July 6.
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But some worry the lack of a clear resolution could exacerbate an already tough situation as his party heads toward the mid-terms. The national outcry has roiled midterm election campaigns, emboldening Democrats while putting Republicans on the defensive.
One of those Nets picks is the 45th overall selection in Thursday's NBA Draft, while the other is said to be in 2021.
Getting that, along with a path to two max salary slots in 2019-20 in exchange for getting rid of a grumbling Timofey Mozgov?
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In a series of tweets, Apatow also laid into the network and its acting CEO, 87-year-old Rupert Murdoch. He also produced Netflix's fourth season of "Arrested Development", which originally aired on Fox.