The rebuilding Brooklyn Nets have waived high-scoring wingman Joe Johnson, who figures to land with a contender. Johnson is said to be a target for numerous teams with eyes on the prize including Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Toronto, OKC. Releasing Johnson is the first really big move by the new head-guy-in-charge in Brooklyn, Sean Marks — who the Nets wooed from the Spurs for his winning ways. (Marks let go Andrea Bargnani, too, but this is bigger.)
The 34-year-old Johnson is the second-highest paid player in the NBA this year making $24.9 million. It’s the last year in a six-year, $124 million contract he signed with the Hawks before being acquired by the Nets. LeBron James, btw, like Joe Johnson’s game.
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— Joe Johnson 4real (@TheJoeJohnson7) February 25, 2016