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JOE JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

LeBron: I was open to position switch to sign Joe Johnson

Even before veteran swingman Joe Johnson was waived by the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 25, the Cleveland Cavaliers had expressed interest in the acquiring him. They were spurned, however, as Johnson chose to sign with the Miami Heat. The main reason is that he wanted to be a starter, presumably giving him a chance to boost the value of his next contract, rather than come off the bench...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Heat, Pat Riley want Johnson to finish career in Miami

If both parties get their wishes, Joe Johnson will finish his storied NBA career with the Miami Heat. Johnson seemed to shock almost everyone last week when he signed on with the Heat instead of going to a contender such as the Cleveland Cavaliers or Oklahoma City Thunder. Not that the Heat aren’t contenders sitting on the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, but if folks made...
Via The Sports Daily
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Sorry, LeBron: Joe Johnson reportedly set to join Heat

MIAMI — Joe Johnson has agreed to sign with Miami, a move that would give the Heat a shooter that they craved for the stretch run.A person with knowledge of the negotiations spoke with the Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed.Johnson could sign with the Heat as early as Saturday when he clears waivers. Johnson, who was bought out...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Heat Emerge As Frontrunners To Sign Ex-Net Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson appears close to joining a contender, but it’s not the one currently atop the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The Miami Heat have emerged as the “frontrunner” sign the veteran free agent, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported Friday. Broussard cautioned in a tweet that nothing is final until contracts are signed, as several playoff teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs have 'strong confidence' in landing Joe Johnson

Four years and nearly $93 million later, Joe Johnson’s tenure with the Nets has finally reached its bittersweet end. Now, many a contender is tripping over their own feet for a shot at Iso Joe’s talents, including the reigning Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN, the Cavs have “strong confidence” that they will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics could be biggest winners of Nets buying out Joe Johnson

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics have to love the idea of the Brooklyn Nets buying out Joe Johnson. No, the Nets, 14th in the Eastern Conference at 15-42, won’t harm the Celtics in the standings either way. Boston will remain in the thick of things where it currently sits third in the conference. But there are present and long-reaching implications to the Nets buying out Johnson...
Via The Sports Daily
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets’ Joe Johnson would ‘welcome’ a trade

The Brooklyn Nets seem like one of the biggest sellers ahead of the NBA trade deadline, though most wouldn’t expect veteran guard Joe Jonson to be one of the names on the move. Johnson is certainly a piece the Nets might like to move were it not for a contract that pays the Arkansas product Kobe Bryant money. According to BasketballInsiders.com’s Moke Hamilton, even Johnson...
Via The Sports Daily
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Johnson not seeking buyout from Nets

Joe Johnson’s six-year, $123.7 million deal may go down as the single worst contract in the history of the National Basketball Association, and now it looks like he intends to play it out all the way until the bitter end. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Johnson, who is currently in the final year of that deal, is not interested in a buyout with the Nets, making it likely that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

By Vincent Frank The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently ready to cater to LeBron James in an attempt to build a better team than the one that found itself two games from winning the NBA title this past season. With James still waiting for the team to work out a new deal with Tristan Thompson and add another veteran or two before engaging in contract discussions, the Cavaliers seem...
Via Sportsnaut
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets, Grizzlies reportedly discussed Joe Johnson trade

By David Kenyon The Brooklyn Nets aren’t a championship contender, so they don’t need a slightly above average player who costs $25 million per season. The Memphis Grizzlies lack a perimeter weapon to complement Mike Conley, so they need to upgrade the backcourt. Per ESPN’s Marc Stein, the franchises attempted to work out a deal that would send Joe Johnson to Memphis but...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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