May 4, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Joe Johnson (2) controls the ball during the third quarter of game three against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The Boston Celtics won 90-84 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
As the day wears on, so does the news about the Nets off-season moves. The team officially confirmed what has been known for a week, that the Atlanta Hawks are sending six-time All-Star swingman Joe Johnson to the Nets for five players: Anthony Morrows, Jordan Farmar, Jordan Williams, Johan Petro and DeShawn Stevenson. Also headed to Atlanta: Houston's 2013 lottery protected first round pick, obtained by the Nets in 2010 for Terrence Williams.
Johnson is owed $89.3 million over four years. He is 31 years old. In addition to his six straight All-Star selections, Johnson was All-NBA third team in 2010. "We are very pleased to add a perennial All-Star caliber player like Joe Johnson to our roster," said Billy King.
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