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.
October 22, 2017 | 8:40 am EDT Update
Frustrated after a no-call with 43 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Steph Curry fired his mouthpiece along the baseline in the direction of official Scott Wall and was promptly ejected in the Warriors’ 110-101 loss to the Grizzlies. Kevin Durant was also tossed after barking at an official. On his way to the locker room, Durant flashed his ring finger to the crowd amid a chorus of boos.
“I think he should be suspended eight, maybe 10 games. It was egregious. It was awful,” Kerr said super sarcastically when asked if he’s worried about Curry being suspended for his actions. “It was a danger to thousands of people in the stands.”
Hernangomez, an All-Rookie selection last season who has had issues with conditioning, logged a DNP in Saturday’s 111-107 loss to the Pistons, two days after being held on the bench until garbage time. Hornacek knows Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry contradicted themselves after labeling Hernangomez part of the team’s “young core.” “That was all before the trade for Enes Kanter. And they’ve always said, ‘Play the guys who earned it,’” Hornacek said. “(The Kanter trade) added another center into the mix. It’s a tough spot, but that’s when guys step up. I think Willy will.”