Joe Johnson tried to clear up the residual trade speculation on Thursday, telling ESPN that he didn’t force his way out of Atlanta this summer: ” Joe Johnson wanted to set the record straight on Thursday, telling reporters that he never asked out of Atlanta. ‘Everybody thinks I made this trade,’ the Nets’ shooting guard said. ‘I had nothing to do with it. Every time I run into somebody when I’m in Atlanta, they ask me, ‘Why did you leave?’ I didn’t have nothing to do with it. I’m just glad that I came to a great organization and a team who wants to win.'”