Whatever the Brooklyn Nets have in store for the future after this current, abysmal season, they don’t include Joe Johnson. The team announced today that it has waved the seven-time All-Star small forward.
Reports the Associated Press:
The Brooklyn Nets have waived Joe Johnson, allowing the seven-time All-Star to leave one of the NBA’s worst teams and join a contender.
The Nets announced the move Thursday after agreeing to a buyout of the remainder of Johnson’s contract – one of the largest in the NBA. Players have to be waived by March 1 in order to sign with another team and be eligible for the playoffs.
Johnson will first have to clear waivers before he can pick from any potential suitors. That should be a certainty, as any team claiming him would have to pay the remainder of his $24.9 million salary that trails only Kobe Bryant this season.
Now the question, which team is going to pick him up. Johnson still has plenty in the tank at the age of 34.
Just ask Jusuf Nurkic.
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