Report: Joe Johnson to sign with Heat

HANG TIME BIG CITYJoe Johnson is taking his talents to South Beach, according to one report. Just hours after agreeing to a buyout and being waived by the Brooklyn Nets, Johnson has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat, writes Shams Charania of Yahoo

Johnson, 34, had narrowed his teams to the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks after reaching a buyout agreement with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. Johnson is expected to clear free-agency waivers on Saturday.

Johnson, a seven-time All-Star, averaged 11.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 57 games for the Nets this season.

In his 15th NBA season out of Arkansas, Johnson has career averages of 17 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds while playing for Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta and Brooklyn. He was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft.

Johnson will join a Heat team that is currently 32-25, in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Heat have been playing without Chris Bosh, who is out indefinitely after suffering a calf injury and missing the All-Star Game.

22 Comments

  1. Wardog says:

    He would make Cleveland worse, heat has no chance at ring, thunder could use him off the bench, aka harden, but still not gonna get past warriors. The perfect fit would be Boston. An unselfish player on an unselfish team. He’s basically Evan turner with a 3 point shot. probably the only player in the league that could join the Celtics and not mess with the team chemistry.

  2. Joe Johnson is a bum and I’m just happy that he took his vetetans minimum, which is more like it, as far away from Atlanta as possible.

  3. GamePro says:

    Unambitious move that shows lack of championship aspirations. What a shame. Some guys just know how to blow an opportunity. I like Joe and so I am disappointed with his decision.

  4. Cody says:

    Guess he’s chasing sun & sand over a title.

  5. Stating the obvious says:

    Guess he did not want to play for coach lebron

  6. Connor says:

    Either the data points or the scale on the y-axis is wrong

  7. Aleem says:

    He must of wanted more money… should have join the heat and been another wing to defend

  8. steagl3 says:

    Well that was dumb. No way Miami is getting past Cleveland or Toronto even at full health. Hell, they may not even get by Boston. Joe is a pro’s pro and I have mad respect for him, but I fail to see how this is going to increase his chances of winning a ring.

  9. heat lifer says:

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG LEGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HEATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  10. mvd says:

    really a bad decision..he should have pick between OKC and CLE…best for him…

  11. Will says:

    I’ve been considering Joe as an excellent ball handler and shooter. Don’t know why Nets gave him up.

  12. Frankie says:

    Stupid move on Joe!

    • rexball says:

      Agreed joe johnson most dumbest move . Cleveland is the best bet . Miami has no chance after losing bosh , dragic aint living up to that huge contract wade is not getting any younger , tyler johnson is out indefinitely , lmfao

  13. Charmayne holt says:

    Lebron didn’t get to sip this cup of Joe let’s go heat

  14. Tom says:

    If Bosh comes back, the Heat will be in the Eastern Conference Finals.

  15. Charles Worthington says:

    I thought for sure he would go to OKC best chance to win a title. Guess he is taking a permanent vacation in the wonderful city of Miami.

  16. TheDump says:

    Should’ve went to Cleveland for a chance of a title run

  17. Bonnie says:

    Nice…with Bosh out we have a chance in hell now…#heatlifer