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Dwight Howard is Truly a Journeyman After Being Traded by the Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Dwight Howard #21 of the Washington Wizards reacts after a play against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Capital One Arena on November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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The Dwight Howard pit stop in Washington, well was just that: a pit stop.

Per Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards have traded the eight-time All-Star to the Grizzlies, who plan to either trade or waive Howard. The move will save Memphis just over $3 million.

That Grizz will stand as Dwight's fourth team in as many seasons and fifth team in his last seven seasons in the Association proving once and for all that he is a journeyman.

Howard's fall from grace has been one of the more upsetting, under-the-radar storylines in recent years. Not only has he not found a stable home since his world-beating days in Orlando (please don't even come at us about Houston), but his game has translated to anything but winning basketball.

At 33-years-old, entering his 16th season in the league, and coming off a campaign with Washington where he played in just nine games, you really have to wonder how much Howard has left in the tank to contribute to the league.

During his All-NBA days with the Magic, he could post 25 points and 15 rebounds in his sleep and was the most feared center in all of basketball. Now, at best, he's a rotational, injury-prone big that teams are willing to deal for minimal cash and players like CJ Miles.

If you include the Grizzlies, Howard, once dealt or waived, will be joining his eighth NBA team. Hopefully he can find a place and stick around for a few seasons this time.