7:34 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Plain Dealer 52 mins ago

Cavaliers considering trade for Joe Johnson, report says, but could it cost them Anderson Varejao?

The Cavaliers could be looking to replace J.R. Smith with Joe Johnson, but it may cost them, wait for it, Anderson Varejao to do it.
Fear The Sword 2 hours ago

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers exploring trade for Joe Johnson

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson could be on the Cavs radar. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Cavaliers are considering a potential deal to acquire Joe Johnson from the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson, who will be making a whopping $24.8 million next season in the last season of his contract, would be a solid if pricey addition, as the Cavaliers could use someone of his well-rounded skillset in the worst way. The catch of course is the money, and as Windhorst correctly explained there is really only one way to get Johnson in a trade. Any deal that brings Johnson to Cleveland would require...
NetsDaily 2 hours ago

Windhorst: Cavs talking to Nets about Joe Johnson

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that the Nets and Cavaliers are talkiing about a trade that would sent Joe Johnson to Cleveland for Brendan Haywood's $10.2 million non-guaranteed contract and other assets, possibly Anderson Varejao. Cavs considering a trade for Joe Johnson according to sources: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13202763/cleveland-cavaliers-interested-joe-johnson-brooklyn-nets …— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 5, 2015 Specifically, Windhorst writes... The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

Mavericks approached free agency the right way and it might not matter

Dallas realized max free agents won't sign just because they have cap space. They adjusted, but they might lose DeAndre Jordan anyway. In the summer of 2012, the watershed moment of Deron Williams' free agency decision was the Nets' trade for Joe Johnson. Brooklyn was laughed at. Johnson was hideously overpaid entering the third year of a six-year, $124-million contract that made him, at the time, the highest-paid player in the NBA. But with something to show Williams, who a day or two earlier was reportedly leaning towards signing in Dallas, the Nets managed to retain the services of the...
NetsDaily Jul 1, 2015

Moving Williams and Johnson now Nets big goal, says Youngmisuk

With the draft seen as a success and the first few hours of free agency a win as well, the Nets are trying to solve their biggest problem: reducing their salary by finding someone to take their two big bucks backcourt players, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. Tweets Ohm Youngmisuk... With Brook/Thad back in mix, Nets brass' goal is moving Deron + Joe before season sources say. Nets can’t find a suitor for Deron as of now — Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) July 1, 2015 The Nets reportedly had discussions with Memphis about the Grizzlies taking on Johnson's expiring $24.9 million...
New York Daily News Jun 29, 2015
Nets, Grizzlies had ‘brief discussion’ about Johnson trade

Nets, Grizzlies had ‘brief discussion’ about Johnson trade

The Nets held a “brief discussion” with Memphis about trading Joe Johnson, but it never progressed into a negotiation, a league source said.
CelticsBlog Jun 29, 2015

Rumor: Brooklyn Nets discussed Joe Johnson deal with Memphis Grizzlies

Could the Nets dumping Joe Johnson actually help the Celtics? Ever since the Brooklyn Nets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs this spring there has been speculation that they would look to move some of their expensive veterans. Despite having the league's most expensive roster and paying a hefty luxury tax bill, the Nets fell well short of expectations, putting them in a position where they have to consider hitting the reset button. Joe Johnson would be at the forefront of any discussions about blowing up the roster. The 33-year old still has something to offer contending...

The Memphis Grizzlies pursue a trade for Joe Johnson with the Brooklyn Nets

Splish Splash! The Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets have recently discussed a trade for Joe Johnson as the Grizz continue their plight to find more perimeter shooting, something they've been shoulder-deep in for centuries now. Teams didn't find a trade match on Joe Johnson. But between this & D-Gallinari chase, Grizzlies clearly on the hunt for perimeter upgrades — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 29, 2015 This leaves us the questions as to whom the Grizzlies would be shipping out in return and how on earth this would possibly work with the Grizzlies still wanting to re-sign Marc...
NetsDaily Jun 29, 2015

Stein: Nets talked with Grizzlies about Joe Johnson

Marc Stein reports that the Nets and Grizzlies talked about trading for Joe Johnson. Story going online now: ESPN sources say Nets and Grizzlies recently discussed a Joe Johnson-to-Memphis trade — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 29, 2015 Sources say teams could not find workable trade framework, but Nets came away encouraged they'll ultimately find trade taker for J-Johnson — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 29, 2015 Teams didn't find a trade match on Joe Johnson. But between this & D-Gallinari chase, Grizzlies clearly on the hunt for perimeter upgrades — Marc Stein...
NetsDaily Jun 16, 2015

Are options for dealing Joe Johnson diminishing after trades?

A few days ago, the general belief, at least among Nets fans, was that there were two possible markets for Joe Johnson's $25 million contract: the Pistons and Hornets. Last season, there were rumors that both had an interest in the 6'8" swingman, despite his declining stats. Now both of those options are gone. Four days ago, the Pistons traded two non-guaranteed contracts -- Caron Butler and Shawne Williams -- for the Bucks Ersan Ilyasova.  Then, on Monday, the Hornets traded Lance Stephenson to the Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes. Whether or not Billy King believed he could...

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