5 stars you forgot played for the Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards Dwight Howard (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Dwight Howard (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Josh Howard

After blossoming into a solid two-way wing for the Dallas Mavericks and earning an All-Star selection in 2007, Josh Howard found himself as a member of the Washington Wizards at the 2010 trade deadline. Along with Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross, and James Singleton, Howard was traded to Washington in exchange for Caron Butler, Deshawn Stevenson, and Brendan Haywood.

While Butler, Stevenson, and Haywood all won a title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, Howard failed to make an impact with the Wizards. Things didn’t go the way 30-year-old Howard and the Wizards were dreaming of.

After tearing his ACL after a month in Washington, Howard was never the same player. He attempted a comeback with the Wizards towards the end of the 2010-11 season, but he wasn’t the two-way veteran contributor that the Wizards were hoping for. The Wizards let Howard’s contract expire at the end of the season as he signed with the Utah Jazz.

In 1.5 seasons, Howard only played in 22 games for the Washington Wizards, averaging 9.5 points on 37.5% shooting. His time in Washington was as forgettable as his stats suggest. He is still remembered as a Dallas Maverick and his disappointing Wizards tenure has been long gone from the collective memory of Wizards fans.