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NetsDaily Jul 17, 2015

Ian Eagle on the changing of the point guards ... and Joe Johnson's changing role

Ian Eagle knows stuff.  He proved that recently when he told WFAN that if the Nets couldn't find a taker for Deron Williams, they'd look to "cut bait" with their former franchise player, code as we later learned for the buyout and stretch. He wasn't just speculating. He knew. He spoke Thursday with Chris Shearn of YES, reiterating that the Nets brass thought Williams' attitude, not just his play, was hurting the team and that Joe Johnson could have a different role than he's had since his first years in the NBA, as first man off the bench. "I wouldn’t be shocked if he came off the bench...
NetsDaily Jul 10, 2015

No trade for Joe Johnson after Deron Williams buyout

League sources tell NetsDaily that the Nets expect Joe Johnson to have a "tremendous season" for them next year, indicating Brooklyn has no desire to trade the 34-year-old swingman who finally is an expiring contract. Marc Stein reported the same information. ESPN sources say Nets are now indeed intent on keeping Joe Johnson. Finding a way to move D-Will, sources say, was their preferred route— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 10, 2015 ESPN sources say Nets are now indeed intent on keeping Joe Johnson. Finding a way to move D-Will, sources say, was their preferred route— Marc Stein...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 8, 2015

Mavericks free agency 2015: News, rumors, analysis and discussion of Dallas' offseason

...no words 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 All Star point guard. That turned out to be a reprieve, considering Williams' quick decline into mediocrity, but that...
News-Herald Jul 8, 2015
Bob Finnan's analysis: Brendan Haywood contract holds key to Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason

Bob Finnan's analysis: Brendan Haywood contract holds key to Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason

The NBA's moratorium will end on July 9.For many Cavaliers' fans, they are happy the team won't be announcing a deal that sends Anderson Varejao to the Brooklyn Nets.That was the ESPN rumor last week. The Cavs were going to couple Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract with Varejao and send them to the Nets for swingman Joe Johnson.
NetsDaily Jul 8, 2015

How serious were the Cavaliers talks for Joe Johnson?

Buried in Sam Amico's report Wednesday that the Cavaliers are looking to deal Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed deal was this paragraph... Meanwhile, an ESPN report earlier this week said the Cavs were discussing a trade that would send Haywood and Anderson Varejao to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Joe Johnson. But sources told Amico Hoops late Tuesday that the Cavs have not offered Varejao in any of their most recent trade talks. There's been some reporting that the Nets were looking for a third team to take on Varejao's two-year, $20 million deal, but little else, other than CBA...
Plain Dealer Jul 7, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles about Joe Johnson, Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Terry Pluto: Here's why a deal for Joe Johnson, including if Anderson Varejao is included, makes sense for Johnson, the Cavs -- and LeBron James.
NetsDaily Jul 6, 2015

Broussard: Talks on Joe Johnson to Cavs "stagnant"

In a Sports Center appearance on Monday morning, Chris Broussard said that the Nets and Cavs have had talks on sending Joe Johnson to Cleveland, "there's nothing happening right now" and discussions are "stagnant."  He added that Lebron James is interested in progress of the talks, that "he wants as much talent as they can get." He explained... "At one point it seemed like the ball was in the Cavaliers' court The Nets were willing to do it .. Brendan Haywood's expiring, potentially non-guaranteed contract and Anderson Varejao for Joe Johnson. The Cavaliers balked. They were hesitant, they...
Plain Dealer Jul 6, 2015

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.
Chronicle-Telegram Jul 6, 2015

Cavaliers reportedly considering including Anderson Varejao in trade for Joe Johnson

Center Anderson Varejao is the longest-tenured member of the Cavaliers, joining the team on July 23, 2004. Based on a national report Sunday, the mop-topped Brazilian might have played his final game with the franchise. Cleveland is considering a trade with the Brooklyn Nets that would bring seven-time All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson to the Read More... The post Cavaliers reportedly considering including Anderson Varejao in trade for Joe Johnson appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1...
News-Herald Jul 5, 2015
Report: Cleveland Cavaliers interested in Joe Johnson

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers interested in Joe Johnson

The Cavaliers' salary cap could soar to unprecedented heights.They are already projected to have the highest salary in the NBA next season.Now, they are interested in trading for Brooklyn swingman Joe Johnson, ESPN.com reported. He's the second-highest paid player in the league at $24.
New York Post Jul 5, 2015

Sending Joe Johnson to Cavs could save $60M for Nets

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Nets could have a potential taker for Joe Johnson’s massive expiring contract, but trading him would have its own set of costs. According to an ESPN.com...
New York Daily News Jul 5, 2015
Nets could trade Joe Johnson to Cavaliers: report

Nets could trade Joe Johnson to Cavaliers: report

Joe Johnson once accused LeBron James of flopping in a close playoff game between the Nets and Heat.
Fear The Sword Jul 5, 2015

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 Jul 5, 2015

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...

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