Why Joe Johnson Is a More Likely Fit for the Knicks Than Lebron James

May 28th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

Despite his poor play and his team’s early exit from the playoffs, Joe Johnson is still going to have serious suitors in free agency this summer.  He can be confident in knowing the New York Knicks are going to be one of them.

Regardless of whether Johnson choked in the playoffs (or caused the firing of Hawks coach Mike Woodson), the fact that he has helped ascend the Hawks out of the basement of obscurity should not be forgotten.

Since Johnson left the Mike D’Antoni-led Suns to experience stardom in Atlanta, he has become a four-time All-Star.

After escaping the shadows of the likes of Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire, Johnson has come into his own and proved he can lead a team; perhaps not yet to a championship but, at the very least, to a good standing in the playoffs.

As the city of New York clings on to the prayer that LeBron James signs with the Knicks, Joe Johnson is quickly becoming a “plan-B” front-runner.

All aspects of popularity and marketing aside, the Knic ...

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