Johnson working to be dealt out of Utah

Pistons newcomer Joe Johnson has spent time with the Jazz, Rockets and Nets, among others.

Joe Johnson has hopes of hooking up with a contender if he can find a way for the Utah Jazz to move him, according to an NBA insider.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reports the veteran scorer is trying to get it done.

Johnson, a 36-year-old 16-year veteran, is averring 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.0 minutes in 29 games this season for the Jazz, while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, including an abysmal 22.2 percent from the 3-point line.

Johnson’s $10.5 million expiring contract could be useful in trade negotiations if Utah needs to match salaries to acquire  a player earning a higher salary. A buyout would remain a possibility, which would allow Johnson to try and hook up with a contended on a minimum deal.

5 Comments on "Johnson working to be dealt out of Utah"

  1. How is he not a fit for the Cavs?

    Seems like a perfect fit. Threes. Posting up. Can score from many of the same places as Kyrie. One on one. Catch and shoot. Back to the basket. He’s got a floater.

    This is the Cavs chance to start turning the tide. This is Altman’s chance to make a good move. This is Joe Johnson’s chance(s) to win a Championship he’d be focused, not take the opp for granted.

    • This is Altmans chance to make a good move? Really? By adding a 36 year old to the oldest team in the league that already cant run the floor and has zero athletic ability, who if you read the report, has a horrendous 3pt %. Yeah great move. LOL.

      • Yep same guy!

        Not sure what you mean by athletic ability, he can play ball in all the ways i mentioned. Its not just about running fast and jumping high.

        Wouldnt cost much if any assets to get him. And would allow us to trade a guy who’s giving us nothing for an asset.

        I didnt say savior. I said help turn the tide. Tides are a gradual thing.

        You’d rather have Jae Crowder on the floor than Joe Johnson? Really? Interesting.

        Any suggestions for low cost trades of your own, small moves that could help? Or just here to “LOL”?

  2. Well Boston just signed Greg Monroe… I think the Cavs best bet is to use the Nets pick to go after a Hood / Favors duo, and if we have to take on Joe Johnson’s contract to make it work, then so be it. At least we would be getting 2 great young players.

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