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 cleveland.com 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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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    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.

  • Brooklyn Nets Waive Joe Johnson

    NBA.com "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