Nets and Joe Johnson Reportedly Working on a Buyout

The Joe Johnson Era in Brooklyn—affectionately and forever known as “It’s not that bad here”—will reportedly soon come to an end.

The Nets and Iso-Joe are said to be hammering out a contract buyout, and there is no shortage of potential suitors for the veteran shooting guard.

Could Johnson end back in The A?

Per the AJC:

The Hawks are one of several teams with serious interest in signing the seven-time All-Star and Johnson has interest in the returning to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation.


Johnson spent seven seasons with the Hawks from 2005-12 and was named an Eastern Conference All-Star six straight years.


Johnson, 34, was in the final year of the six-year $124 million max contract he signed with the Hawks in 2010. He was due to make $24.89 million this season. He will be an unrestricted free agent following the season. […] The Hawks traded Johnson to the Nets for five players and several draft picks, including a first-round selection, in 2012 in one of the first moves by then-general manager Danny Ferry. He has spent the past three seasons with the team.