In a blockbuster trade, the Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to trade the expiring contracts of Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow and Jordan Williams along with DeShawn Stevenson, via sign-and-trade, and a future first-round pick, lottery-protected in 2013 via Houston, to acquire Atlanta Hawk guard Joe Johnson.
I love this deal.
The Nets get a proven scorer and facilitator in Johnson, while further enticing Deron Williams to stick around. The Nets starting five could look like this: D-Will, Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez. That isn’t half bad. It’s not championship caliber yet, but it is a start.
Another thing I love about this trade is the Nets didn’t have to give up the young guard MarShon Brooks. Brooks could be a great sixth man and provide punch off the bench. He could be the next James Harden down the road.
The only thing negative about this trade is that it almost completely eliminates the chance of the Nets getting Dwight Howard. I am very interested to see what Dwight has to say about this and how it affects his future.
I was worried the Brooklyn Nets would open their season with no stars and flop, so I am glad to see they are making a splash in free agency and resigned Wallace. If D-Will re-signs and Jason Kidd comes to back him up, which Kidd has said he wants to do, the Nets will be a fun watch next season.