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Notes: Hawks deal Joe Johnson to the Nets

Joe Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.
Joe Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.AP/File

While working to re-sign free agent Deron Williams, the Nets landed another All-Star guard by acquiring Joe Johnson from the Hawks Monday, a person familiar with the trade told the Associated Press.

The Nets will send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to Atlanta, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston. The selection only belongs to the Nets if it is not a lottery pick.

The trade cannot become official until July 11, when free agents can be signed.

Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract. The Nets also reached an agreement Sunday on a four-year, $40 million contract with forward Gerald Wallace as part of their rebuilding plan for their first season in Brooklyn.


The Hawks also made a deal with the Jazz Monday, trading forward Marvin Williams for guard Devin Harris.

Magic in no hurry

New Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said that Dwight Howard told him in a meeting last week that he would like to be traded, but Hennigan said he has not committed to honoring that demand and he will keep communication lines open between both the All-Star center and his agent.

Hennigan said that having Howard single out one team — the Nets — as a desired destination does complicate any potential trade scenarios, but for now, there is no immediate move for Orlando to make.

Davis has sprain

Top overall draft pick Anthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that may keep him from practicing with Team USA this week in Las Vegas. Davis hurt his ankle at the Hornets' training center on Saturday, seven days before USA Basketball is scheduled to announce its 12-man Olympic roster. If Davis reports for the pre-Olympic training camp — whether he can practice or not — he could be made an alternate for the London Games. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Monday that he has no plans to add any additional players despite injuries to several candidates.


Brooks stays put

Scott Brooks signed a multiyear extension to return as coach of the Thunder. Media outlets reported the deal is for four years at more than $4 million per . . . Guard Jeremy Lin will not play with the select team that will scrimmage the US Olympic squad in Las Vegas because of his status as a restricted free agent. Center Greg Stiemsma, also a restricted free agent, won't take part because of plantar fasciitis. The Sixers' Jrue Holiday was added Monday to the select team.