2010 NBA Free Agency Breaking News: Joe Johnson Offered Max Deal From Hawks

July 1st, 2010 by John Boller Leave a reply »
Joe Johnson and his agent Arn Tellem are all smiles today. Just a few hours into the beginning of the free agent period, the Atlanta Hawks have shown just how much they want Johnson to remain the team’s franchise player for years to come.

The Atlanta Hawks general manager Rick Sund came to Los Angeles on a mission and has thrown a six-year, $119 million contract in Johnson’s lap, daring him to walk away from a deal that will pay him about $20 million a year.

Johnson, 29, is coming off a peak season for the Hawks in which the All-Star shooting guard averaged over 21 points and combined for 9.5 rebounds/assists per game last year, guiding the Hawks to 53 wins and a third-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

While the regular season was good for Johnson and the Hawks, it was a quick and painful postseason for the two, causing many to wonder if Johnson was worthy of receiving a max contract.

Fortunately for Johnson, the Hawks front office doesn’t care too much for public opinion, and clearly fee ...

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