That All-Star backcourt Nets fans have been salivating about is truly here now.
The trade sending Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn officially went through today, pairing Johnson with Deron Williams, the face of the franchise. Johnson was acquired in exchange for Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Jordan Williams, DeShawn Stevenson, a 2013 first-round pick acquired from the Rockets, and the Nets' 2017 second-round pick.
GM Billy King, on somewhat of a roll since free agency tipped off July 1, is glad to see the 31-year-old on board.
“We are very pleased to add a perennial All-Star caliber player like Joe Johnson to our roster,” King said in a statement. “Joe is considered one of the premier guards in the NBA, and his skill and talent level will have a very positive impact on our team.”