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Digest (July 6): Wizards expected to sign Dwight Howard

Digest (July 6): Wizards expected to sign Dwight Howard

The Washington Wizards and Dwight Howard have both seen better days. Two springs ago, the Wizards fell one game shy of playing in the Eastern Conference finals but last season toiled in mediocrity. Howard, in the not-so-distant past, was considered the premiere big man in the NBA but has since been treated like a disposable center. Now, in their moments of need, the team and the player are one step closer to finding each other.

Howard is expected to sign with the Wizards for $5.3 million after his trade from the Charlotte Hornets to the Brooklyn Nets became official Friday, according to several people familiar with the situation. Before the Wizards can make the signing official,...

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