Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/12/12
Believing in the Danny Ferry movement in Atlanta requires faith that Hawks fans haven't had in the past. It requires suspending all knowledge of the franchise's recent history where free agency and team building is concerned and taking a ride on the unpredictable side of things with their new general manager. The first steps were taken with the official paperwork on trades that erased the two biggest mistakes the franchise has suffered through in the past eight seasons -- Joe Johnson's $126 million free agent contract in 2010, and drafting Marvin Williams ahead of both Deron Williams and Chris Paul with the No. 2 pick in the 2005 draft. Johnson was moved to the Brooklyn Nets in a blockbuster, five-player deal that also included first- and second-round draft picks and draft considerations. It was a trade no one believed possible as recently as last month since there are four years and $90 million left on Johnson's deal. But the Nets were in a gambling mood, and Johnson turned out...
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