Found July 03, 2012 on
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It appears the Atlanta Hawks are heading into a bit of a re-building mode as new general manager Danny Ferry has dealt Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets and Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz; clearing up a ton of salary cap for the future.
Nets receive: SG-Joe Johnson
Hawks receive: SG-Anthony Morrow, G/F-DeShawn Stevenson, C-Johan Petro, PG-Jordan Farmar, PF-Jordan Williams, lottery protected 2013 1st round pick (via Houston)
Why this makes sense for Brooklyn:
The Nets are trying add to more star talent in hopes of A) luring Deron Williams to re-sign with the team and B) having a plan B in case D-Will doesn’t return to the franchise. Brooklyn pretty much gives up a bunch of mediocre at best players to land one of the better shooting guards in the league even though he is still owed around $89 million over the next four years (GULP!)
This deal does leave the former residents of New Jersey with just four players under contract; Johnson, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks, and restricted...
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The Hawks appear very motivated to deal Joe Johnson.
Does it feel like July 2nd to you with all these
deals happening within the first couple of days? We aren’t talking free agent signings but teams with new
General Managers making moves to position themselves for the future. This trade highlights two organizations
positioning themselves for the future in different ways. First, let’s take a look at the...
Multiple media outlets are reporting the Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn.
ESPN was first to report the teams had agreed to the deal. All the reports cited unidentified sources.
The Nets would send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the...
Deron Williams met with both the Mavericks and Nets on Monday.
Free-agent guard Deron Williams is staying with the Brooklyn Nets. Tuesday night, Williams tweeted, "Made a very difficult decision today ...," and he added a link to a photo of the Nets' logo. Williams' decision to stay with the Nets was confirmed by multiple media outlets, and his contract will be a five-year deal worth between $98 million and $100 million...
Yes, I used to be a Celtic. And yes
the C's retire too many numbers.
New Hawks GM Danny Ferry was able to accomplish the unthinkable today finding a taker for Joe Johnson and the remaining $90 million on his contract. In return the Hawks will receive Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Jordan Williams, Johan Petro, DeShawn Stevenson & the Rockets 2013 lottery protected first...
All-Star point guard Deron Williams broke the news to the Planet, just after 7:00 pm EDT, on his Twitter Account, that he had decided to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets. Williams wrote “Made a very tough decision today….” and underneath his words was the insignia of the Brooklyn Nets. The “New York Post” has reported that Williams will sign a five-year deal with the club...
The one guy that the Nets could not afford to lose in free agency is staying put. Deron Williams will return to the Brooklyn Nets, as he made a not so cryptic announcement on Twitter: Made a very tough decision today…. lockerz.com/s/222071318 — Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) July 3, 2012 If you click through the link he added [...]
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A deal that has been rumored for a while is apparently all but done, and it looks like the Brooklyn Nets are set to acquire Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks. Basically, the Nets have traded every expiring contract they own to acquire Johnson, most notably shooter Anthony Morrow and backup point guard Jordan Farmar. Johnson, who is owed almost...
Suddenly, the Nets look ok.
Just past 7pm, Deron Williams tweeted his free agency decision, and it's to stay with the Nets as their marquee players as they relocate to Brooklyn. The deal is worth a reported $100 million over five years.
Combine that with Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace, and the Nets aren't exactly in prime position to get Dwight Howard from Orlando. ...
Despite trading for guard Joe Johnson, the Brooklyn Nets are still reportedly in pursuit of All-Star center Dwight Howard. A day after sending five players and a draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Johnson, the Nets and Orlando Magic are discussing a blockbuster deal that would include Brooklyn trading Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Marshon Brooks and first-round picks in 2013, 2015...
Now that Deron Williams has signed with the Nets, Steve Nash is now the “it” guy available on the NBA free agent market. The Knicks and Raptors have been fighting for him. The Lakers and Mavericks even jumped into the fray recently. But according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks have become the favorite to land the 38-year-old.
The Knicks and Nash are reportedly...