After only nine games played, the Dwight Howard era in Washington has ended, NBC Sports Washington Chris Miller confirms.  

Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first with the news. 

The Wizards sent Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard C.J. Miles. Miles, 32, averaged 6.4 points last season and with John Wall out for the season, he'll provide crucial minutes at the point guard position.

The Wizards have always liked Miles, dating back to his days in Indiana when he would regularly light the Wiz up. 

Howard was owed $5.6 million this season and Memphis is expected to either waive or trade Howard once the deal is official. Washington needs depth at the center position and with a new roster spot open, Washington could pursue a free agent like DeMarcus Cousins


A positive step towards forming a new culture, the Dwight Howard experiment was fun while it lasted. Sort of.