Brooklyn Nets discussing trade for Atlanta Hawks guard JJ

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:23 pm
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Brooklyn Nets discussing trade for Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson

In a potential move that would cripple their aspirations of eventually acquiring Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, the Brooklyn Nets are engaged in talks with the Atlanta Hawks on a deal for All-Star swingman Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Nets' plan would be to pair Johnson and point guard Deron Williams to create an All-Star backcourt. No deal is close, and the Hawks and Nets were both discussing deals on several fronts, sources said. Hawks officials have told teams they have multiple trade possibilities.

Multiple league sources believe the Nets are losing hope they can pry Howard out of Orlando, and are working diligently to construct a roster to keep Williams that doesn't necessarily give them the financial flexibility to absorb Howard when he can become a free agent next year. If the Magic do eventually make a deal for Howard – something that they haven't shown an inclination yet to do under new general manager Rob Hennigan – the Nets would be stocked with the kind of expensive veteran contracts that wouldn't appeal to Orlando's blueprint for rebuilding.

Williams has hoped to play with Howard in Brooklyn, but Orlando has shown no immediate intent to move its All-Star center, who has one year left on his contract, sources said. Williams has narrowed his free agent choices to Brooklyn and the Dallas Mavericks.

It's doubtful Nets GM Billy King would make a deal for Johnson without the blessing of Williams and an assurance from Williams that he would re-sign with the Nets

King and new Atlanta GM Danny Ferry – former Duke teammates and close friends – have discussed the possibility of a Johnson trade that would mostly constitute a salary dump for the Hawks.

Johnson, 31, has four years and nearly $90 million dollars left on his contract. Shedding his contract would give Atlanta immense cap relief and flexibility moving forward.

The Nets would have to cobble together several contracts, including those of Jordan Farmar, who opted into the final $4.2 million year of his deal on Saturday, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro and a sign-and-trade with one of the Nets' free agents to make the exchange of salaries work for Johnson’s contract. Johnson will make $19.8 million next season.

Without a deal for Johnson, the Nets still plan to work to re-sign free agents Brook Lopez and Gerald Wallace, and believe they could have approximately $10 million remaining to try and secure a power forward, sources said. Moving Farmar and Morrow could free more cap space for the Nets.

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Stupid move even thinking about it for the Nets FO. JJohnson is too expensive and for too many more years with that contract. Obviously they wouldn't do it without being sure Deron stays, but even then, it is a bad move. The Nets would have a pretty good starting five if they resigned Deron, GWallace and BLopez, adding JJ and Humphries to those three, but they'd be over the salary cap most likely and wouldn't improve.

Apparently Kidd has been resigned by Dallas and might be traded in a package for Deron.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:53 am
It seems that this is done.

http://www.nba.com/2012/news/07/02/john ... ef:nbahpt2

And I also missed that Mo Williams went to Jazz, while Clippers got Odom. And Marvin Williams for Devin Harris was also news for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:50 am
Didn't see Marvin Williams to Utah for Devin Harris. I think neither teams wins there and I don't what the Jazz were doing, as Marvin is signed for longer than Harris I think and they have a couple of young guys that need to play at SF. The Hawks making big changes and now they've got salary cap space in a year, but right now they're less talented, though if Harris plays better than what he did in Utah, they've got a chance with a healthy Horford, at least to make the playoffs again. This talk of them making a run at Dwight, who is from Atlanta, won't amount to anything.

Mo Williams to Utah and Odom to Clippers means more to the Jazz, who now have Mo starting at PG in place of Harris. The Clips need to let Odom go really as he is a distraction more than anything else.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:13 am
According to Hollinger, Nets have to deal with hard cap of $74M this season because they used the non-taxpayer midlevel to sign this Turkish guy. This means... they are about $1M short of being able to fit Howard under that amount even if they trade Humphries/Brooks/Green/Lopez for Howard, and all of their other players are recent signings and can't be traded.

Trading for Reggie Evans costs the Nets Dwight Howard.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:34 pm
Nets are staocking up for sure, but right now likely won't get Dwight, maybe in a year.

Eric Gordon signed an offer for max salary with Phoenix. Good on the Suns for doing that, they need talent and what that also does is force the Hornets to spend alot of money on one player. That's a good way to shaft another team in your conference. The Suns have alot of money now that nash is leaving, they need to get their hands on a big and they should have asked for Jordan Hill in that sign and trade for Nash, heck, tried to get PGasol for Nash and even a filler.

Jason Terry has signed with the Celts, for about 5 million a year for three years. If this deal goes through, Celts get a little stronger and are definate contenders.

Mavs are apparently looking to cut salary and if they don't replace Terry well, they'll go backwards. Strange to see Cuban go this route.
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