Originally Posted by SSj4Wingzero
My thoughts exactly. Joe Johnson was pretty much a non-factor in the Hawks' series clinching win - that's NOT the type of player that I want on our team for a max contract. I feel the Hawks owe their success more to strong paint play from Al Horford and Josh Smith and explosive scoring from Jamal Crawford off the bench than they do Joe Johnson, but that might just be me
Agreed. Josh Smith is a beast. I would take him (if we could get him) over Joe Johnson a million times over. He would be the perfect PF for this system.

Sign and trade Lee + Chandler for Smith + Marvin Williams

Atlanta gets to dump salary and still get an All-Star. And allows them to resign Joe Johnson without going far over luxury tax threshold. Probably has zero chance of happening, but I can hope.