Joe Johnson Heads to Utah Jazz For a Two-Year Deal

Joe Johnson leaves the Miami Heat for Utah Jazz. According to multiple reports, the veteran wing guard/forward agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz on a two-year, $22 million deal.

The 10th overall pick of the 2001 NBA draft averaged 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game last season. Utah Jazz will be the sixth team of Johnson in his entire 16 years in NBA.

Johnson will provide the veteran presence and leadership to the young Jazz team. This is the second move by the Utah Jazz this off season trading their lottery pick in this year’s NBA draft for George Hill last week,

Nets Waived Joe Johnson, Commits to Heat

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The Brooklyn Nets have waived veteran guard/forward Joe Johnson after playing four seasons with the team, completing a buy out. 

Johnson averages 11.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 57 games this season with the Brooklyn Nets. The 10th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft had a $24.8 million expiring contract and will become a free agent once he clears waivers within 48 hours.

Johnson is the second player waived by the Brooklyn Nets after waiving Andrea Bargnani last week.

Johnson has committed to sign with the Miami Heat and is expected to sign with them once he clear free-agency waivers tomorrow. This is a good pick up by the Heat as their guards, Beno Udrih and Tyler Johnson are out for the season due to injuries.