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Joe Johnson traded to the Nets. Dwight no longer an option in Brooklyn

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Merla08, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Merla08

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    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/sto...e-trade-atlanta-hawks-joe-johnson-sources-say

    The Brooklyn Nets have come to terms with the Atlanta Hawks on a multiplayer trade that will land them All-Star guard Joe Johnson in exchange for several players with expiring contracts, according to sources briefed on the discussions.

    The Nets reached a handshake agreement with the Hawks, after talks between the teams all weekend, while officials from the Dallas Mavericks were meeting face-to-face in New York with Nets star Deron Williams, this summer's marquee free agent.

    The deal as it stands, as reported Sunday night by ESPN.com, calls for the Nets to send the expiring contracts of Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow and Jordan Williams along with DeShawn Stevenson (via sign-and-trade) and a future first-round pick (lottery-protected in 2013 via Houston) to Atlanta in exchange for Johnson. This trade construction allows the Nets to meet two of their key objectives, as they managed to keep promising guard MarShon Brooks out of the trade as well as retain their own first-round pick in 2013.

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    "There is a framework of a deal," said one source close to the talks.

    Once the trade terms were accepted by the Hawks, sources said, Nets executives proceeded to their own evening sitdown with Williams, who is expected to decide between Brooklyn and his hometown Mavericks before the July Fourth holiday.

    ESPN.com reported Sunday that finalizing any deal with the Hawks was contingent upon Williams telling the Nets that he plans to re-sign with them July 11, which is the first day new NBA contracts can be signed. But sources close to the process said Monday that the Nets have changed their stance and are preparing to go through with the trade whether or not Williams commits to Brooklyn.

    After months of unsuccessfully chasing Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard via trade, Nets officials are hopeful that the acquisition of Johnson will convince Williams to choose Brooklyn over Dallas in free agency when Williams makes his decision. But the Nets also privately acknowledge that this move all but rules out the ability to acquire Howard, who Monday publicly reiterated his long-held desire to be traded to the Nets.

    Of recent attempts to re-engage the Magic on trade talks for Howard, one source told ESPN.com: "They didn't want to dance with us. Dwight blew it in March (when he opted in to the final year of his current Magic contract)."


    The Nets, though, would remain over the salary cap if this trade with the Hawks goes through as designed, which would enable them to keep their mid-level exception. Sources say that the Nets have serious interest in signing Bosnian free agent forward Mirza Teletovic with that exception to add additional frontcourt depth.

    The Hawks, meanwhile, did not get much in the way of talent that can make an immediate impact, but new Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry simply could not pass on the opportunity to deal Johnson's contract, which still owes him nearly $90 million over the next four seasons. Ferry can now start to rebuild the Hawks after shedding the richest contract in the whole league, worth $126 million when Johnson signed it in the summer of 2010.

    The Nets can offer Williams a five-year deal worth nearly $100 million. The Mavericks can only counter with a four-year deal in the $75 million range, but Dallas has been trying to convince Williams that he has a better chance to win with the Mavericks alongside star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who has already proven he can lead a team to a championship. The Nets have been trying for months to acquire another All-Star to prove to Williams that they will continue to put quality pieces around him if he chooses Brooklyn over Dallas.

    The Mavs may also may be Howard's top landing spot, with his hopes of moving to Brooklyn all but dead with the consummation of this trade.

    Howard's preferred destinations, when he first alerted the Magic that he wanted to be traded last season, were the Nets, Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers, in that order, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher. The Lakers, however, have fallen back into the mix of 28 other teams, said a source close to Howard.

    Brooklyn already has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with its other top unrestricted free agent, small forward Gerald Wallace. The Nets could work a sign-and-trade deal with Wallace when the official signing period begins on July 11, but sources told Bucher that Wallace has been assured that is not the Nets' intention.

    The Nets, depleted of talent after acquiring Williams from the Utah Jazz at the 2011 February trade deadline and ravaged by injuries, were 22-44 last season.
     
  2. xiki

    xiki Contributing Member

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    I will NEVER nevernevernever again believe a contract is untradable. Repeat. repeat ad nauseum.

    So, Dwight to LAL...or H-Town?
     
  3. glimmertwins

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    Isn't there already a 5 page thread one line down about this trade?
     
  4. Merla08

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    This is official. That other was a rumor about a possible trade. This article breaks it down.

    I wonder how happy Dwight Howard is about this trade :grin:
    Not only can't the Nets afford him, but they traded away any decent asset they had to the Hawks. Only chance the Nets have at getting Howard is if DWill decides to go to Dallas and they save their money for Dwight next year as a free agent.
     
  5. 713

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    Dwight is going to dallas.
    /thread.
     
  6. DVauthrin

    DVauthrin Contributing Member

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    Not going to happen, since they have nothing of value to trade for him and Deron is staying in Brooklyn.
     
  7. CantBeRight

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    YES YES FK DWIGHT!!!!!! FK HIM!!!!
     
  8. jayhow92

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    Hey Dwight
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  9. JMAD21

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    I bet Dwight gets traded to ATL
     
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    Boozer.
     
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    I think it's very childish to mock Dwight Howard. Never mind that he is representing himself as pouting on National headlines....



    I'd gloat though :) ..... This deal makes it so much sweeter that the Rockets might convince the Magic to ship him to Houston. It's a huge gamble on the Rockets behalf to devoid the team from the cream of the crop talent, and have no assurances from Howard to sign up long term. But there is a reason Howard can be had for role players, the Magic are scared they will lose Howard for nothing in return.

    But if one thing was proven this past season, when it comes to dollars and cents, Howard won't leave the money behind. That is why he opted back into his final year of the contract.
     
  12. HPD

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    lakers..........
     
  13. Classic

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    If Atlanta is rebuilding, seems they may want to shed the asset named josh smith
     
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    Horford + Picks for DH12?
     
  15. Rip Van Rocket

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    Atlanta is blowing up a team that many Clutchfans would say should be a Championship caliber team if it were the Rockets. Joe Johnson, Josh Howard, Al Horford couldn't get the job done.
     
  16. DaDakota

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    This is hilarious, DHoward is realizing just how little what he wants matters.

    DD
     
  17. sugrlndkid

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    Isnt that funny...Deron meets with the Nets tom...
    How is Dwight gonna even be able to play in BK??? lol...
     
  18. jdh008

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    There was a time when I saw Dwight as a sympathetic character. He seemed like a good guy, he played hard and Orlando did a truly terrible job of building around him. But those days have passed. All the flip-flopping on what he wanted to do got really old, really quickly. I'm glad that he didn't end up whining his way into going where he wanted to.
     
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    If Deron goes to Dallas, it might be possible.
     
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    Didn't know ATL had that big three:rolleyes: Not surprised a big 3 involving Josh Howard didn't work out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BqG9kjknVw
     

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