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...