The Hawks are interested in bringing back Joe Johnson. And a reunion is a real possibility. The Hawks are one of several teams with serious interest in signing the seven-time All-Star and Johnson has serious interest in the returning to Atlanta, according to several people familiar with the situation. The Nets bought out Johnson’s contract and waived the guard/forward on Thursday. Another team can claim Johnson and assume his salary. More likely, he will become a free agent when he clears waivers at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
August 31, 2016 | 6:01 pm EDT Update
However the main interest for the 76ers was the two draft picks. Since Pleiss now becomes a free agent, it remains to be seen if he will stay in the States or if he will make a return to Europe.