Well Dwight, looks like you’re going to have to redo those plans where you’re traded to the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets are set to trade with the Atlanta Hawks for Joe Johnson. This deal absolutely says, the attitude is win NOW and worry about the cost later.
The deal would send Johnson — an All-Star but with maybe the worst contract in the NBA — from the Atlanta to the Nets for Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, DeShawn Stevenson, Jordan Williams, Johan Petro, plus the Rockets lottery protected first round pick for next draft.
The Nets also just inked Gerald Wallace to a four-year, $40 million deal. Nets owner, Mikhail Prokhorov is LOADED so a bad contract may not have the same effect on him. At least not yet anyway.
But does this team put the Nets in championship contention in the east. Johnson can score but always seems to vanish. It’s still up in the air as to what Deron Williams will do and nobody is saying Gerald Wallace is the final piece of a championship squad.