Joe Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Johnson turned Cavs down because Heat were 'a piece or 2 away' from being on top

    Palm Beach Post "The race for Joe Johnson last month essentially came down to the Heat and Cavaliers, two teams that are always angling at each other and will meet Saturday in Miami. While many expected Johnson to land with LeBron James in Cleveland, more than anything because that team is clearly in..." March 19

  • LeBron James was willing to change positions to get Joe Johnson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James really wanted Joe Johnson to come to Cleveland after receiving a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets in late February. Sources with knowledge of James' intentions informed that the four-time MVP made it known to Cavaliers' management and Johnson that he would slide to power..." March 09

  • Joe Johnson to sign with Heat after clearing waivers

    The Score "Free agent swingman Joe Johnson has committed to a deal with the Miami Heat and will join them upon clearing waivers, according to the league sources of The Vertical's Shams Charania. Johnson reportedly narrowed his list of teams to potentially join down to the Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and..." February 27

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent Joe Johnson has committed to a deal with the Miami Heat after he clears waivers, league sources tell The Vertical.

  • Heat 'in the lead' to sign Joe Johnson

    The Score "The Miami Heat are "in the lead" to sign swingman Joe Johnson, reports Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald. Johnson was bought out Thursday and is set to clear waivers at 5 p.m. ET Saturday. The Cleveland Cavaliers were reportedly "in prime position" to sign the 34-year-old as of Thursday." February 26

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Can confirm reports that Miami is in the lead for Joe Johnson. Was just given a very high percentage that he's coming

  • LeBron James: Joe Johnson would be 'great piece for any team'

    ESPN "As Joe Johnson waits to clear waivers, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James let his interest be known in the seven-time All-Star. "He knows that we want him," James said before the Cavs held shootaround Friday morning in preparation for their game against the Toronto Raptors. "If he decides to..." February 26

  • Brooklyn Nets Waive Joe Johnson "The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on Joe Johnson, General Manager Sean Marks announced today. "The Nets want to thank Joe for his many contributions to the team and the organization," said Marks. "Joe has been a quality professional since joining the Nets four years ago, was a valued..." February 25

  • Report: Nets open buyout negotiations with Joe Johnson, contenders interested

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets have opened buyout negotiations with swingman Joe Johnson, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The 34-year-old Johnson is owed $24.8 million this season, and he's already reportedly told the Nets what it would take to sever ties. Naturally, several playoff teams are already hot on..." February 25

  • Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson remains a serious candidate to join Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't relinquished their mission of accumulate back-end rotation help to "further the cause," a term general manager David Griffin recently used. Brooklyn Nets veteran swingman Joe Johnson is still very much in play for the defending Eastern Conference champions,..." February 20

  • Joe Johnson’s Brooklyn Nets era may extend beyond this year

    The Brooklyn Game "It’s widely presumed that 34-year-old Nets forward Joe Johnson would leave the Nets this summer in free agency. The team has declined in each of Johnson’s four seasons in Brooklyn, and Johnson has called this season one of the toughest in his career. But while speaking Thursday, Johnson himself..." February 18

  • Joe Johnson To Seek Multi-Year Deal From Nets In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Joe Johnson is in the final season of a six-year, $123.7 million contract he signed in 2010 with the Atlanta Hawks. With a salary of $24.894 million this season and the Brooklyn Nets out of playoff contention, Johnson has been thought of as a buyout candidate." February 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Nets vet Joe Johnson, to this point, still has not broached the subject of a buyout should no trades materialize this week.

  • Joe Johnson held without FG for 1st time in 937 games

    The Score "Joe Johnson has seen his production decline steadily in recent years, but one constant has remained: He's always been good for at least one field goal a night. The 34-year-old Brooklyn Nets shooting guard came into Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies having hit a field goal in 937..." February 11

  • Nets’ Joe Johnson would ‘welcome’ a trade

    The Sports Daily "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..." February 11

  • Joe Johnson will not ask Nets for trade, unsure about buyout

    Pro Basketball Talk "Come Feb. 19, the day after the NBA trade deadline, the smart money is on Joe Johnson still being a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Mainly because as of right now they don’t even have a general manager in place to set up and approve a trade. But even if they did, moving Johnson’s $24.9 million salary..." February 02

  • Is Joe Johnson a trade asset again ... and does it matter?

    Nets Daily "Joe Johnson has awakened. After a miserable November and December, Johnson has looked like his old self again --at least on offense-- in January, putting up the kind of numbers people expected from him this season. Friday night, he got the Nets untracked in the third with three straight..." January 19

  • Joe Johnson wants to stay a Brooklyn Net, for some reason

    Yahoo! Sports "By now, it’s pretty obvious that no team is going to deal for Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson. Not unless there is a desperate general manager out there that is truly deluded, or if the next Nets GM follows the team’s owner’s whims, turns into a Billy King Jr., and deals him for a batch of..." January 12

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    All indications are the Nets' Joe Johnson, contrary to recent suggestions, presently has no interest in seeking a buyout in Brooklyn. So ...

  • Joe Johnson reportedly not seeking buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "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 on Sunday, Johnson, who is currently in..." January 11

  • Nets’ Joe Johson is banged-up and may not play vs. Raptors

    New York Post "The Nets continued to be a walking, talking, limping tribute to Murphy’s Law on Tuesday. Joe Johnson, who figures to gain added ball distribution duties to help reserve point guards Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan combat the knee-injury loss of Jarrett Jack, is listed as questionable with a left..." January 06

  • Is Joe Johnson out of his "slump"?

    Nets Daily "When with time running out Monday, Joe Johnson hit a three from the left wing, he did something he hadn't done since March 2014, when his teammates included Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. He scored 20 points in two consecutive games. It's obviously a small sample and against one..." January 05

  • Will Nets buy out Joe Johnson if they don’t trade him?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nets reportedly weren’t going to buy out Deron Williams. Then, they did. Could Brooklyn follow the same path with Joe Johnson, who was reportedly staying once Williams’ completed his buyout? Marc Stein of ESPN: There are some folks around the league who wonder if the Nets would..." December 14

  • Joe Johnson’s shot has deserted him, but there’s good news

    New York Post "When the Nets moved on from Deron Williams this summer, they knew they’d be leaning more heavily on Joe Johnson. And while Johnson has been productive as a playmaker through the first five games, his shot has deserted him. “It hasn’t been great,” Johnson said of his play. “I just keep coming..." November 06

  • Joe Johnson surprised that Deron Williams wanted to leave

    Newsday "Joe Johnson couldn't believe the guy who served as the face of the Nets wanted to split town that badly. Deron Williams agreed to a buyout of his contract in July, freeing him up to sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks once he cleared waivers, and Johnson was surprised that he elected to..." September 30

  • 'No one more pumped' than Joe Johnson about Williams buyout

    CBS Sports "When the Brooklyn Nets waived guard Deron Williams, it was reported that they did not intend to trade Joe Johnson, whose name had been linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies. Now, NetsDaily is reporting that the Nets "were never aggressively marketing" Johnson, and they expect him..." August 01

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    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"

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    Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

    . @Chris_Broussard reports #Nets were looking for a third team to take Anderson Varejao's contract, and Joe Johnson Cavs talks are stagnant.

  • Sources: Cavs considering trade for Joe Johnson of Nets

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip, sources told Haywood has a $10.5 million nonguaranteed contract if waived before Aug. 1, an asset that has gained in value over the last several days as other..." July 06

  • Three teams Nets could dump Joe Johnson, Deron Williams on

    New York Post "After an eventful opening two days of free agency — re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, then adding Shane Larkin and Thomas Robinson — the Nets appear to be headed into the holiday weekend without making any more immediate additions. It has been a productive last week-plus for the Nets,..." July 04

  • Nets, Griz table Joe Johnson talks, but Brooklyn hopeful it can deal guard

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets and Memphis Grizzlies recently discussed a potential trade to send former All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson to Memphis, according to league sources. The teams could not find a workable deal and have tabled discussions, but sources told that the Nets were encouraged..." June 29

  • Report: Nets to shop Joe Johnson, Jarrett Jack in effort to get under luxury tax line

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone fears the repeater tax — even McHale Prokhorov. Under the terms of the current NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, teams that pay the luxury tax four seasons in a row will fork over at a higher “repeater tax” rate for living above the line (something meant to punish teams like the..." May 26

  • Nets GM: Brook Lopez wanted back, other Big 3 are trade chips

    New York Post "Brook Lopez has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors the past few years. But after an impressive second half, the Nets have made it clear they view him as the franchise’s centerpiece moving forward. Nets general manager Billy King reaffirmed that Wednesday, saying he’s committed to..." May 07

  • Despite success, Joe Johnson still booed in Atlanta

    ESPN New York "Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson always gets booed when he comes back to Philips Arena and faces his former team. But the boos Johnson heard in Game 1 on Sunday afternoon sounded louder and more forceful than usual. Every time Johnson touched the ball, he was booed mercilessly by the..." April 21

  • Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism

    New York Post "Paul Pierce may have had plenty to say about the Nets, but they didn’t have much to say in response. A day after Pierce unloaded on his former team in an interview with, both Deron Williams and Joe Johnson — the two Nets individually singled out by Pierce — both essentially said the..." April 16

  • Lionel Hollins on going to Jarrett Jack over Joe Johnson in the clutch: ‘Things change’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joe Johnson gained a quick reputation in Brooklyn for making the huge shots when his team needed them the most. But according to Nets head coach Lionel Hollins, that was so last year. This season, it’s been Jarrett Jack who’s been hitting the game-winners — two of them recently, in fact,..." March 07

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Joe Johnson said rumors are true about his name being out there, and admitted that "it's been kind of different" this year because of it.

  • 466d @NetsDaily

    A league source familiar with the Nets thinking told NetsDaily the Johnson-to-Pistons story is "nothing."

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    Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

    Hearing Detroit has reached out to Nets to inquire about Joe Johnson according to league sources.

  • Hornets, Nets resume trade talks, this time focusing on Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

    Yahoo! Sports "The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin..." January 26

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Of Deron, Joe and Lopez, heard most likely to be moved is the point guard. Also, talks with the Kings are not dead, just in hibernation

  • Nets’ Joe Johnson ready to return after super-nasty flu bout

    New York Post "Joe Johnson prides himself on being ready to go whenever his coach calls his number. But when he woke up Sunday morning, he knew something wasn’t right. “I probably texted [Nets athletic trainer Tim Walsh] at about five o’clock Sunday morning,” Johnson said after Thursday’s practice in New..." December 12

  • D-Will, Lopez, Johnson on trade block, sources say

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets have begun reaching out to teams to let them know that former All-Stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are all available via trade, has learned. League sources told that ‎the Nets, off to a disappointing 8-11 start and looking to retool after..." December 09

  • Joe Johnson is more than a price tag

    Nets Daily "Joe Johnson is off to a scorching start this season, averaging 22 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the Nets' first three games, one of them a victory behind a scoring outburst from Johnson. But is that to much surprise? The 6'8" wing did carry the Nets through the first round of the..." November 04

  • Joe Johnson: Nets can be serious contenders

    New York Post "A year ago, the Nets entered training camp with plenty of championship talk surrounding the franchise after hiring Jason Kidd as coach and acquiring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Andrei Kirilenko during the offseason. But after last season’s rough start, eventual loss in the second round to..." October 01

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Joe Johnson (knee), Andrei Kirilenko (calf) & Andray Blatche (hip) all participating at the end of today's Nets practice. All missed Monday.

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    Fred Kerber @FredKerber

    #BrooklynNets Joe Johnson said he expects to miss just tonite, return Thursday

  • Joe Johnson helps Nets extend win streak

    New York Post "With Deron Williams once again sidelined with a sprained ankle, Nets coach Jason Kidd had a message for Joe Johnson before Monday’s game against the Hawks in Brooklyn. “Jason told me I was going to have to pick it up,” said Johnson, who entered Monday riding a streak of five straight games..." January 07

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    The Brooklyn Game @TheBKGame

    Joe Johnson is officially out tonight. #Nets

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    The Brooklyn Game @TheBKGame

    Kevin Garnett OUT tonight (rest). Joe Johnson is a game-time decision (personal reasons). #Nets