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Wade_County
07-04-2010, 03:21 PM
The Hawks and Joe Johnson have finalized a six-year contract worth around $120 million, according to beat writer Sekou Smith.
The Knicks tried to convince Johnson that if he signed with them he could make up lost salary with contract incentives and endorsements, but obviously their pitch didn't work. JJ will rejoin a playoff-ready core in Atlanta, with a contract that won't expire until he's 35 years old. For the Knicks, missing out on Johnson means they'll probably start targeting swingman Mike Miller.


Source: Sekou Smith via Twitter

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38088268/ns/sports-player_news/

Twolves88
07-04-2010, 03:24 PM
I'll only start believing the FA signings when it can become official. Too many false reports out there.

jaded01
07-04-2010, 03:33 PM
so we can officially say worst contract ever now?

AI4MVP
07-04-2010, 03:36 PM
i really thikn Joe Johnson is overrated

like seriously guys..for one second, have an open mind and dont just judge on the star power of the name, but being completely open minded, u have to agree that Jamal Crawford > Joe Johnson.

abe_froman
07-04-2010, 03:37 PM
good for joe,not so good for the hawks

LTBaByyy
07-04-2010, 03:38 PM
Wow, they will regret this whenever Josh Smith gets a jump shot and starts playing better than their highest contract on the team

REALLYYYYY?
07-04-2010, 03:40 PM
I'll only start believing the FA signings when it can become official. Too many false reports out there.

indeed. i'll believe it on july 8.

Madness23
07-04-2010, 03:43 PM
man, the NBA should stop some managers/owners from throwing money out of the window!!! bunch of uncompetent people ! good for joe "big contract" jhonson, i guess /

29$JerZ
07-04-2010, 03:45 PM
i really thikn Joe Johnson is overrated

like seriously guys..for one second, have an open mind and dont just judge on the star power of the name, but being completely open minded, u have to agree that Jamal Crawford > Joe Johnson.

If Jamal played defense that could be debated, but Joe J is the better complete player. The only thing Jamal has on Joe is his crossover.

Melo15
07-04-2010, 03:45 PM
good for joe,not so good for the hawks

+1

Double Down
07-04-2010, 03:46 PM
WojYahooNBA (on Twitter):

Deal finally done with Hawks, Joe Johnson had been discussing no-trade clause provisions in $119 million contract, sources say.

http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/17740680281

ManRam
07-04-2010, 03:46 PM
I definitely believe that he is going to accept this deal, but for the record, no one else is really picking up on this rumor besides MSNBC.com. I think it's basically a done deal, but I don't know how much I believe this source right now...


EDIT: Well Yahoo finally picked up on it, so I guess it is definitely true.

heattiltheend94
07-04-2010, 03:46 PM
They're just desperate, I'll say they regret after a month after the season begins

spreadeagle
07-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Holy crap the Knicks have gone form Lebron to Joe Johnson to Mike Miller?:facepalm:

Allstar21
07-04-2010, 03:50 PM
wow....i knew it was coming but did they not just see what happened in the playoffs?

Joe Johnson was super fail....this contract might be the worst one out there

tdunk21
07-04-2010, 03:50 PM
deal screams overpaid......

R_O_W_E
07-04-2010, 03:52 PM
:laugh2:

Joe Johnson got paid and the Hawks got played. Johnson instantly becomes one of the 5 highest paid players in the nba for the next 6 years.

still1ballin
07-04-2010, 03:57 PM
Thats Kobe Bryant money!

Kakaroach
07-04-2010, 04:00 PM
A max deal that doesn't expire until he's 35 years old, no way he was gonna deny that.

Double Down
07-04-2010, 04:04 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arn-tellem/a-robust-cup-of-joe_b_635159.html


by Arn Tellem (Joe Johnson's agent)


Before becoming a free agent, Joe focused on the Hawks, the Bulls and the Knicks. Chicago offered him a chance to play with the brilliant point guard Derrick Rose and a tough young center, Joakim Noah. A further incentive: the roster included Joe's great friend Jannero Pargo, one of his college teammates. New York has Mike D'Antoni, the coach who nurtured Joe in Phoenix. Joe loved playing for D'Antoni and was excited by the possibility of joining him in New York. It seemed like a perfect match: a tenacious player who never naps oncourt in the city that never sleeps.

When the free-agency period kicked in, Joe made a point of talking to the Hawks first. Their owners and new coach, Larry Drew, impressed Joe with their commitment to making the team championship-caliber. In turn, Joe felt equally committed to the Hawks, his teammates and the city of Atlanta.

With all his success, Joe remains as grounded as he was a decade ago at our first meeting in Little Rock. His priorities are his family, his friends and his game. Joe could have forced a sign-and-trade deal for five years with another team, but he decided that winning in Atlanta would be more meaningful. When the Hawks offered the maximum -- six years -- he happily reciprocated.

For his next act, Joe plans to actively recruit other top free agents to Atlanta, a place not unlike his hometown, where he feels comfortable and appreciated.

jtrinaldi
07-04-2010, 04:13 PM
Mike Redd max contract 2.0

ta2edryder79
07-04-2010, 04:16 PM
As a long time Knicks fan, one name came up when I thought of giving JJ a max contract: ALAN HOUSTON. We all know how long that deal screwed us. Nice complimentary player, but he's not a star. JJ tanked it in the playoffs; at least Amare stepped it up against the Lakers this year.

Hellcrooner
07-04-2010, 04:19 PM
man nba needs a HARD ca p with NO mle extetptions no bird rights and no ****.

this contract is wy bwyeond stupid.

shep33
07-04-2010, 04:37 PM
Wow that's Kobe money, and last time I check JJ is not on Kobe's level.

Don't get me wrong hes a good player, but man that's very similar to an Allan Houston deal, another great player who was just overpaid.

gbpackers12
07-04-2010, 04:39 PM
Well, at least Atlanta gets to keep their guy even if they over paid him. Good for them, I guess.

jmtapia
07-04-2010, 04:57 PM
solid move by the Hawks. JJ is a very talent player and while maybe isnt worth $120 MIll hes an elite talent in this league and now has the opportunity to compete with a very solid squad in ATL.

Raidaz4Life
07-04-2010, 05:04 PM
man nba needs a HARD ca p with NO mle extetptions no bird rights and no ****.

this contract is wy bwyeond stupid.

I disagree, contracts like this are what make the league interesting. Now the Hawks have made the decision to cripple themselves cap wise over the next 6 years and they have nobody to blame but themselves.

xabial
07-04-2010, 05:04 PM
Ladies and gentleman one of the worst contracts in NBA history. :cheer:

dnewguy
07-04-2010, 05:06 PM
SMDH............for a guy that averaged 12.8ppg, 3.8 apg and 4.5 rpg in 39 min/g in the last series he played. Something odd is going on in Atl

Hawkeye15
07-04-2010, 05:08 PM
the contracts being given out are ridiculous. This is insane. Waaaaaaaaay too much money for Gay, and Johnson.

Hawkeye15
07-04-2010, 05:09 PM
I disagree, contracts like this are what make the league interesting. Now the Hawks have made the decision to cripple themselves cap wise over the next 6 years and they have nobody to blame but themselves.

exactly right

h2r09
07-04-2010, 05:14 PM
well now the knicks will suck again next year...

Catfish1314
07-04-2010, 05:34 PM
i really thikn Joe Johnson is overrated

like seriously guys..for one second, have an open mind and dont just judge on the star power of the name, but being completely open minded, u have to agree that Jamal Crawford > Joe Johnson.

I disagree with Crawford being better but JJ is definitely overrated. He is about to get paid like a superstar, 1st option type player and he's really neither. Superstars and 1st options don't fizzle out in the playoffs like he has the last two years, completely disappearing through random stretches of big games.

Johnson is like Pau Gasol in his Memphis days. He's a very good player and he can get a team to the playoffs, but no cigar. Like Gasol, he's much better suited as a 2nd option. The Hawks won't be making a move in free agency for a while now, so they need to cut a deal with somebody to make a deeper postseason run.

DerekRE_3
07-04-2010, 05:55 PM
Tyreke Evans in 2009-10: 20.1 points, 5.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds.
Joe Johnson in 2009-10: 21.3 points, 4.9 assists, 4.6 rebounds.

Tyreke Evans' salary from 2010-11 through 2012-13: $13.2 million.
Joe Johson's salary from 2010-11 through 2012-13: $51.7 million.

Gotta love the rookie pay scale.

magichatnumber9
07-04-2010, 05:58 PM
I really don't think the Hawks needed to do this at all. Just move Jamal into the starting line up, and make fixes during the season or next off season. I understand that this is a players league, but these franchises need to protect themselves, and allow as many options with out screwing over players ofcourse.

albertc86
07-04-2010, 06:02 PM
Atlanta is obviously desperate; they know they're not going to get any better than JJ.

ManRam
07-04-2010, 06:02 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arn-tellem/a-robust-cup-of-joe_b_635159.html


by Arn Tellem (Joe Johnson's agent)

I love how Arn wrote up that much BS making Joe seem like such a great person. He's what he essentially said if you cut out the BS.

"Joe Johnson is going to make a ****-ton of money now, and he doesn't really care if he wins or not. Floating around the 4-5 best team in the East is perfectly cool with him. Joe is now laughing all the way to the bank- literally."

blah-blah
07-04-2010, 06:19 PM
jj is a money chaser

smith&wesson
07-04-2010, 06:20 PM
GOOD for joe, be your own man, dont follow the others.

RaiderLakersA's
07-04-2010, 06:32 PM
I'm not surprised that Joe took the money. I am surprised that Atlanta offered it.

There are going to be some unhappy Hawks fans, since many of them weren't on board with ATL bringing back JJ, let alone throwing him the keys to the company vault.

In other news, I'd like to go back in time and slap the gods for not putting a basketball gene in my ancestors' DNA. $120M for 6 years to put a ball in the hoop?!? Must be nice!

greg_ory_2005
07-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Joe must be laughing his *** off. :laugh2:

DerekRE_3
07-04-2010, 09:37 PM
Joe must be laughing his *** off. :laugh2:

Next up, Sean Mayne. :drool:

XDanny
07-04-2010, 10:00 PM
lmao even with joe johnson they are still 2nd round exits. :D epic financial management fail.

showtime24
07-04-2010, 10:27 PM
Stupid Hawks FO.

swept by the majic in the playoffs
and they still manage to give him a big contract.

:facepalm:

PrettyBoyJ
07-05-2010, 12:13 AM
SMH.. ATL if only they knew how much money they jus threw away for another 2nd round sweep..

Mochalman
07-05-2010, 12:27 AM
it wont be that terrible. the hawks just need to move some players around. if they can bring in a true center, move horford to pf and josh smith to sf they will have a solid line up. crawford shouldn't start he is the manu ginobli of the atl hawks.

The Jokemaker
07-05-2010, 01:12 AM
It's a pricey deal but that's what will happen in this market where you have 4+ teams with cap money to spend on only a few top players. It's going to overvalue the Tier B guys to get Tier A money. Good sign by Atlanta to see them pony up the money to keep their franchise player in town. If Josh Smith can improve and they acquire a true center, that team could definitely compete for a championship.

iggypop123
07-05-2010, 01:51 AM
Rashard Lewis : "Welcome to my club"

The Raven
07-05-2010, 06:46 AM
Watch, in a few years, they will be regretting this one

dodie53
07-05-2010, 07:45 AM
joe getting paid