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2019 NBA Free Agency: Wizards trade Dwight Howard for CJ Miles

The price tag: about $3 million in salary

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards have managed to shed the Dwight Howard contract from their books in exchange for taking Memphis Grizzlies’ CJ Miles contract:

Miles averaged 6.3 points per game for the Raptors and Grizzlies.

The price to cover up the disastrous player option given to Howard by Grunfeld is that the Wizards will absorb the extra $3.1 million in salary owed to CJ Miles to facilitate the locker-room reboot that will give Thomas Bryant and Moritz Wagner a clean slate to prove their talents in the center position. Howard’s salary was estimated at $5.6M while Miles’ is about $8.7M.

Wizards fans probably will not forget quickly how well CJ Miles played against Washington in the playoffs in 2018 hitting that famous three-pointer to seal Game 1 after a Kelly Oubre turnover:

Welcome to Washington, CJ!