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The Atlanta Hawks had their exit interviews on Saturday, and wouldn’t you know, Dwight Howard spent his pouting.

This was supposed to be a quiet and happy season for Howard, who returned to his hometown of Atlanta as a veteran just looking for a place to fit in after relatively disastrous stints in Los Angeles and Houston. For the most part, that’s how it went. He played a full season, averaged 13 points and 12 rebounds per game, and filled the space left by Al Horford with enough competence to get the Hawks into the playoffs.

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And then everything went wrong. Howard was a ghost in Atlanta’s series against Washington—he played 26 minutes per game and logged just 16 fourth-quarter minutes in the six-game series—and he doesn’t seem too happy with how his playing time was handled by head coach Mike Budenholzer. “I want to play. I want to be out on the floor. I want to make a difference. I want to make an impact, and I can’t do that on the bench,” Howard said. He went on to repeatedly used the word “pissed” when describing his feelings about the season.

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One reporter asked Howard if he was benched because he often struggles to fit into a pick-and-roll offense, and Howard bristled. “If you watch the games, I did a million pick-and-rolls. So it can’t be me blending in with the pick-and-roll. You can’t use that.”

He was then asked if Budenholzer gave him any explanation for not playing him in the fourth quarters of the series. “I have no idea. All I said was, ‘I did pick-and-roll, I did everything I was asked to.’ I haven’t spoken with Bud, so there’s nothing.”

Howard is 31 years old and the Hawks have to pay him $46 million over the next two seasons. Get ready for a fun and fulfilling two years of basketball, Hawks fans.