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Dwight Howard not expected to return to the Wizards in 2018-19 season

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Wizards head coach Scott Brooks announced that it is “safe to say” that the veteran center won’t play again this season.

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Dwight Howard has missed most of the 2018-19 season due to injury and will likely not played
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Wizards head coach Scott Brooks announced on Tuesday that it is “safe to say” that center Dwight Howard will not play for the Wizards again in the 2018-19 season. NBC Sports Washington’s Scott Brooks announced the news before their game against the Suns.

In the 2018-19 season, Howard played nine games, averaging 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. He has a player option in the 2019-20 season.