Many were surprised when the Atlanta Hawks dealt Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets in June, but the move may not have been a shock to those inside the Hawks locker room.

Speaking on his podcast, ESPN.com's Zach Lowe (h/t Dime Magazine's Jamie Cooper) said he had been told stories of "Hawks players learning about the trade and screaming with jubilation into their phones." Lowe added some Hawks players had grown irritated with Howard.