CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A little less than 48 hours before the 2017 NBA Draft, the Hornets appear to be making a move.
Eight-time all-star Dwight Howard is headed to Charlotte.
Sources: Charlotte is sending Miles Plumlee, Marco Belenelli and 41st pick to Atlanta for Dwight Howard and 31st pick.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 21, 2017
According to Wojnarowski, the Hornets aren't trading away their 11th pick Thursday night, and essentially upgraded their 41st pick to the 31st pick in the trade.
ESPN's Marc Spears also reported the move (albeit calling the Hornets the Bobcats).
The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Bobcats, source tell ESPN's The Undefeated.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 21, 2017
NBC Charlotte has reached out to the Hornets for confirmation. We'll have the latest on NBC Charlotte at 11 p.m.