5 players the Washington Wizards may try to trade away in the 2019 offseason

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4. Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard is a future Hall-of-Famer and early in his career, he had established himself as one of the most dominant centers in the entire NBA.

In his first season with the Wizards, Howard had arguably the worst year of his career. After averaging a double-double in every season of being a professional basketball player, he did not achieve this accomplishment last season. Howard averaged 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.

While those stats sound great, it was not his nightly production that was his biggest problem. In fact, when he did play, he looked very solid. The problem was his health. In 2018-19, Howard appeared in only nine total games.

With just one year remaining on his contract worth around $5.6 million, Howard can still be an extremely productive player when healthy, especially for how cheap he is. Still just 33 years old, you have to think Dwight Howard still has a few good years left in him.

If there is a team this summer that needs a quality starting center, or even an elite backup center, Howard would be a very affordable player to take a risk on. Although he hasn’t been a dominant offensive player overall in recent years, he has still proven he is one of the NBA’s elite rebounders. For his career, Howard averages 12.6 rebounds per contact.

Although somewhat injury-prone, the Wizards getting a decent return in a Dwight Howard trade would not be surprising whatsoever.