Joe Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.

  • 285d @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

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    The #Nets OUT tonight vs. @celtics are: @DeronWilliams @TheJoeJohnson7 @paulpierce34 Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez.

  • Kidd: When it comes down to the final shot, "Joe Johnson's name comes first."

    New York Daily News "The Nets acquired two future Hall of Famers including a player Paul Pierce known for his clutch performances. But Jason Kidd said Tuesday that Joe Johnson – the offseason afterthought on this stacked roster – will get the call on the final possessions. Johnson shot 9-of-10 last season in..." September 24

  • Gimpy Joe out with a clang

    New York Post "NBA’s best clutch shooters. This is why the Nets are scheduled to pay Johnson some $70 million for the final three years of his contract. Based on his clutch genes, Johnson and Game 7s seemed as perfect a pair as Junior’s cheesecake and Flatbush Avenue, so you figured the Nets were in good..." May 05

  • ‘Hindered’ Johnson would sit if Nets' season wasn’t on line tonight

    New York Post "As the Nets take the floor tonight at United Center for Game 6 of their first-round series against the Bulls — one they hope to push to a seventh game back in Brooklyn on Saturday night — they’ll do so with one of their key players severely limited. If the Nets were in the middle of the regular..." May 02

  • Johnson a game-time decision for Nets due to plantar fasciitis

    New York Post "Not only do the Nets have to try to win one of the next two games inside the United Center to regain homecourt advantage over the Bulls, but they will have to do so with one of their key players carrying an injury. Joe Johnson, who had 17 points on 6-for-18 shooting in the Nets’ Game 2 loss to..." April 25

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Joe Johnson will not practice today due plantar fasciitis (left foot)… He is listed as a game time decision for Game 3

  • Williams, Johnson and Lopez lead Nets in win over Celtics

    New York Daily News "Perhaps it was revenge for the spanking the Celtics gave the Nets on Christmas, or the Rajon Rondo-initiated fight here back in November. More likely, though, was that the Nets’ 101-93 victory over Boston Wednesday night was the result of the Nets being simply better than the Celtics. There was..." April 11

  • Nets blow past 76ers as Johnson continues to heal

    New York Post "The biggest news for the Nets last night wasn’t their easy 104-83 win over the 76ers, or the fact their magic number to clinch the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and homecourt advantage in the first round dropped to three games. It wasn’t even the way Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans..." April 10

  • Carlesimo remains concerned about health of Joe Johnson

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo remains concerned about Joe Johnson's health. "If he can get healthy and do it in a timely manner, that's fine," Carlesimo said after Johnson had 15 points in 32 minutes in the Nets' 105-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night at..." April 07

  • Joe’s back, but ignored at end

    New York Post "In a perfect world, Joe Johnson would have returned from a five-game injury absence last night, scored a bazillion points and led the Nets to a rout. But rarely are matters perfect in the Nets’ world, especially games in which they get out to a big, early lead and are forced to do things like..." April 05

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    Tim Bontemps @

    Joe Johnson will play tonight against the Bulls.

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    Brooklyn Nets @

    Injury Update: Joe Johnson (sore left heel) is out tonight against the Cavs... Gerald Wallace (sore left foot) is a game time decision.

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    Stefan Bondy @

    Joe Johnson said he'll play tomorrow vs. the Cavs or Thursday against the Bulls (can't do both of back-to-backs). Bulls is much bigger game

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    Tim Bontemps @

    No Joe Johnson tonight. He isn't sure about the rest of the trip.

  • Joe Johnson injury update: Nets guard (bruised quad) ruled out of tonight's game in Portland

    Sporting News "Brooklyn Nets guard-forward Joe Johnson will miss his second consecutive game tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a bruised right quadriceps, the team announced this afternoon. Johnson, who already had been dealing with a sore left heel that had limited his production, was..." March 27

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    Tim Bontemps @

    Sounds like Joe Johnson could be iffy for tomorrow with that quad contusion. PJ said he was playing almost to keep quad from tightening.

  • Nets’ hobbled Johnson up & down

    New York Post "While the teams around them battle for positioning behind the Heat in the muddled Eastern Conference standings, the Nets are one of the few not dealing with a debilitating injury to one of their key players. Though the Nets have made it through the season relatively unscathed when it comes to..." March 22

  • Joe Johnson plans to return Sunday

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson says he'll "definitely" play Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Johnson had missed Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets because of a sore left heel. "I'm actually doing pretty good. I am resting, it feels a lot better. I actually..." March 15

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    Stefan Bondy @

    Joe Johnson is inactive tonight. CJ Watson is starting alongside Deron Williams.

  • Johnson getting back to normal is Nets' biggest concern

    New York Post "The only talk around the Nets might be the rotation and how much Mirza Teletovic is going to play moving forward, but P.J. Carlesimo has bigger things on his mind. “My biggest concern right now is just getting Joe back to where he’s playing like Joe,” Carlesimo said before Wednesday night’s game..." March 06

  • Nets’ Johnson hoping 'heal' play tonight

    New York Post "Joe Johnson is hoping to play Friday night following his three-game absence due to a sore left heel, but the Nets guard’s status against the Mavericks remained undetermined Thursday. “I want to say yeah, but I don’t want to jump out on a limb,” Johnson said. “We’re still trying to do the..." March 01

  • Joe Johnson not yet 100 percent but "a lot better"

    Nets Daily "Nothing official yet on whether Joe Johnson will return to action vs. the Mavericks, but he's optimistic. "It’s better. It’s not 100 percent, but it’s definitely a lot better. I’m able to get out here and move around, work out and get back acclimated with the guys. I missed that more than..." February 28

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