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Grizzlies Trade for Dwight Howard in Roster Shifting Move

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Memphis is expected to waive the former All-Star, along with Avery Bradley.

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The Memphis Grizzlies have traded CJ Miles to the Washington Wizards for Dwight Howard. Six years ago, the center was one of the biggest names in the NBA, pursued by franchises the same way Kawhi Leonard is being wooed this summer. After a series of down years playing for the Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets and Wizards, Howard has become an afterthought. Memphis acquired him to save cap space; they are expected to waive him.

Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN broke the news.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated added that the 33-year-old might not have many options if he wants to further his career.

During the 2008-09 season, Howard averaged 20.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks a game for the Orlando Magic, leading the team to the NBA Finals. Last season Howard played in just nine games, averaging 12.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 0.4 blocks.

The Grizzlies have also waived former veteran guard Avery Bradley who was guaranteed only $2 million next season.