Brooklyn Nets: 4 Reasons the Nets Will Regret the Joe Johnson Trade

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Brooklyn Nets: 4 Reasons the Nets Will Regret the Joe Johnson Trade
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Joe Johnson will be taking his skills east of the East River.

Of all the fairly immovable contracts in the NBA. Joe Johnson's mammoth deal, which still has over $89 million and four years remaining on it, had to be one of the least likely to be moved. 

The Atlanta Hawks were stuck with him, until they weren't. 

The Hawks brought in Danny Ferry as their new general manager, and Ferry promptly shipped Joe Johnson and his mega-deal north, to Brooklyn. 

The Hawks are all of a sudden a team that will have tons of cap space next summer, the Nets are in the process of forming some sort of "Big Three" in New York City's most populous borough. 

When the Brooklyn Nets are officially unveiled this fall, there will be no shortage of optimism. 

Joe Johnson's mega-deal might dampen that optimism over the coming years. Johnson will be a member of the Nets for the next four seasons, for better, or for worse.  

Bad news Brooklyn fans, it looks like there's more "worse" than "better" in this scenario.  

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