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Joe Johnson Won’t Request Trade From Nets, May Request Buyout

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Joe Johnson hasn’t been very good this year, just like is current team the Brooklyn Nets.

Johnson, who will turn 35 this Summer, is currently averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.9 assists per game in 34.2 minutes tonight. Johnson is only shooting 39% from the field and 35% from three, but yet the Nets are paying him $24.8 million this year, making him the second-highest paid player in the league behind Kobe Bryant.

Johnson is certainly not worth the $24.8 million at this point in his career, making him a non-factor in trade talks due to such a healthy price tag, which is probably part of the reason Johnson won’t request a trade from the Nets:

Now, the other option that the Nets and Johnson have is a buyout, meaning the Nets can void Johnson’s contract, but of course have to pay him the $24.8 million at some point. That will be talked about in the coming weeks:

If Johnson is indeed bought out by Brooklyn, he will likely end up signing with a team that will be in championship contention.

Teams to look for in the Johnson sweepstakes would be a team needing three-point shooting. While he is shooting bad overall, his three-point is still pretty solid.

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