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.
I have been a hater of the mere thought of signing Johnson since day one of the announcement of the Knicks interest in him.
VS Orlando in the current series he has scored:
Game 1 - 10 points
Game 2 - 19 points
Game 3 - 8 points
All while being guarded by Orlando's back court.
That's ****ing putrid. I bet the Hawks are rejoicing that he declined their most recent extension offer.
Johnson gets a lot more of the ball though. If he's better, IMO, it's marginal. Smith's efficiency has always been on par if not higher (as it is in the Orlando series) than JJ's.Yes Smith is the better fit for here, but Johnson is the better player.
Joe Johnson is worth as much as Lee if he's lucky.
Poo > Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson needs to fire his agent!
Or his agent needs to drop him!
Because the two collaborated last season and turned down 60 million dollars so he can be apart of the "Greatest FA class ever" but one thing needed to happen.....Joe needed to perform, and to his credit he did during the season, but faded when he needed to shine.
Even Jerome James knew that in a contract year the playoffs is the time to perform to pimp GMs
Joe is lucky if he gets a 50 million dollar offer this year
oh and peep what he said about the Hawks fans
ďThey donít bother me. Itís about us in this locker room. We could care less if they showed up or not"
This pretty much sums up if Joe can handle playing in NY and hell if I'm Atlanta Crawford is a cheaper option for us!
I still like Joe, but he played himself this year.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
And Bosh will always be a better player than Smoove, but Smoove is only making like 10-11 million per year. That's a great value! Sadly Bosh is soon to fall into the category of "really good players who are overpaid". JJ is soon to join that to.