Tim Bontemps: Dwight Howard’s buyout with the Nets was for $5 million, per league sources. Makes sense, given he’s getting the tax MLE from Washington. Gives Brooklyn some extra cushion under the salary cap to make a move or two.
Nets Daily: With buyout of $5 million, per @Tim Bontemps, Nets will have an effective cap space of around $10 million. Gotta count @Rodions Kurucs salary too
Shams Charania: Sources: Dwight Howard will now work to finish contract buyout with Brooklyn, plans to sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with the Washington Wizards after clearing waivers. Hornets/Nets trade was made official.
After the Nets traded for Dwight Howard, Brooklyn bought out the big man before he ever suited up for a single second.
The Nets never planned to keep him, with his reputation for a bad locker room influence well-earned. They were never going to bring him into their culture and risk having a poor influence on 20-year-old building block Jarrett Allen.
Center Dwight Howard, an eight-time All-Star and three-time defensive player of the year, is expected to reach a deal with the Washington Wizards after his trade to Brooklyn is official on Friday and he clears waivers.
Bobby Marks: Teams that have $10M+ in cap space for Julius Randle include: Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and Sacramento. The Nets could join the group but will depend on a potential Dwight Howard buyout.
November 24, 2020 | 1:27 pm EST Update
Chris Dempsey: Hampton said he only worked out for the Nuggets, in Memphis, 2 weeks before the draft, and had little clue that the Nuggets would select him. “If you would have told me that the Denver Nuggets would pick me, I would have told you you were crazy.” youtu.be/0B2FoFDXYhw