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The discussed deal would have Brooklyn sending PG Jordan Farmar, C Johan Petro, SG/SF Anthony Morrow, Jordan Williams, a future 1st round pick and sign-and-trade DeShawn Stevenson.
Quite a mouthful, that one.
This deal seems to be a full back up plan if the Nets are unable to rope in Howard, who recently said he wanted to be traded to play there with PG Deron Williams. While the Nets have said they don’t want to add unnecessary salary, in my mind Johnson is one of, if not THE, most overpaid “superstar in the league.”
Remember the summer of 2010? Johnson...not Lebron, Wade, Bosh or Amar'e signed for as much as the SG got from Atlanta. Maybe the Nets view this as a last option, in case Williams signs elsewhere and they don’t want to open a new Arena with Gerald Wallace.
From the Atlanta point of view, this would be great for new GM Danny Ferry. He would get rid of his worst contract and can rebuild his roster next offseason with a plentiful amount of cash.
Maybe Ferry makes a play for Howard to come home and play in the ATL?