Here in the Brooklyn Nets section we will start breaking down the Nets’ roster for the 2012-13 season. Today let’s take a look at the newest big name the Nets acquired this summer, Joe Johnson.
Johnson was acquired by the Nets on July 11 and was supposed to be the piece needed to entice Dwight Howard to be traded from the Orlando Magic to the Nets, but that deal never happened. The Johnson acquisition sent him from the Atlanta Hawks to the Nets in-exchange for Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, DeShawn Stevenson, Jordan Williams, 2013 first-round pick and a 2017 second-round pick.
Johnson has quickly been becoming a vocal factor on the Nets team saying that the team’s goal is an NBA title. There has also been rumors that Johnson has been working harder at practice than he ever has. Johnson is also earning a huge salary. He will still be paid his six-year, $120 million contract.
The Nets have won only 58 games in the past two seasons but the acquisition of Johnson makes the team a while lot better. If he could mesh well with the other starters like Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. He is bringing 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in his career to the Nets.
If Johnson could mesh well with the other players on the team, he brings a different dynamic of scoring that the Nets have not seen in a long time. If he doesn’t, then the sixth highest NBA player in history may earn the tag of being overrated.
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