It’s a sign of how utterly the Dwight Experiment had failed that the kneejerk reaction to any outbound trade was to say, “Finally!” Fact is, Dwight Howard – once known as Superman – was a Hawk for barely 11 months. New fact: He’s now on his fifth organization in five calendar years. At 31, the Man of Steel is indispensable to no team. The Hawks needed him gone in the worst way, and that’s essentially what Tuesday’s trade seems – a deal made to get rid of someone.
I’m all for creativity. (Not that I possess any, but I support it as a concept.) Sometimes the best ideas are indeed the zaniest. Like Isaac Newton getting bonked on the head by an apple and going, “Whoa! Gravity!” Like Brandon Tartikoff writing “MTV cops” on a napkin and winding up with “Miami Vice,” the one with Don Johnson and pastels and Phil Collins. Like Kyle Shanahan saying, “We’re up 25. Let’s keep throwing!”The Atlanta Braves are as creative as all get-out.
Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated and Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical are reporting that the Atlanta Hawks will send Dwight Howard to Charlotte for Marco Belinelli and Mason Plumlee and an exchange of Round 2 picks. If that deal is indeed happening, the long-awaited Hawks Rebuild has begun in earnest.
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