NBA roundup: Nets get Joe Johnson in six-player deal
The Brooklyn Nets have acquired forward Joe Johnson in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for five players and a draft pick, multiple media outlets reported Monday.
The Hawks get Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Williams and Johan Petro. They also will get DeShawn Stevenson in a sign-and-trade arrangement and will get the Nets' 2013 lottery-protected pick.
The pick is lottery-protected until 2017, at which point it becomes a second-round pick.
Johnson, 31, is a six-time all-star, and he averaged 18.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this past season.
Originally, the deal was to be contingent on Deron Williams agreeing to re-sign with the Nets, according to ESPN.com, but the Nets have since removed that stipulation.
Adding Johnson and the $89 million and four years remaining on his contract will make it difficult for the Nets to add Orlando center Dwight Howard, who reportedly has said he wanted to be traded to Brooklyn.
The Nets will have to pay Deron Williams a lot, and they signed Gerald Wallace to a four-year, $40 million deal recently.
The Hawks rid themselves of a lot of salary obligation by sending Johnson away in exchange for low-priced players.
Morrow was the highest scoring of the players acquired, and he averaged 12.0 points for the Nets this past season. Farmar averaged 10.4.
--Any chance that Anthony Davis had to make the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team likely went out the window this weekend.
Davis, the top pick in the NBA draft last week by the New Orleans Hornets, sustained a severe ankle sprain in a workout Saturday, Yahoo Sports reported Monday.
He had been invited by several players to participate in workouts for the U.S. team before its training camp this month, but league sources told Yahoo Sports that the Hornets wouldn't want to risk further injury for their future star by allowing him to play in the London Games.
---Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday has been added to the 2012 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 6-11 against the 2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team during training camp in Las Vegas, Nev. Holiday's is the 15th player USA Basketball has named to the USA Select squad.