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.
May 27, 2017 | 5:51 pm EDT Update
But Lue already knows plenty about Brown. He also knows there’s a long-time bet to pay off. “I owe him 100 dollars from when I was a rookie,” Lue said with a laugh Saturday afternoon following the Cavaliers’ film and practice session. “He was with the Spurs and I was with the Lakers and I lost. I tried to pay him and he wouldn’t take the money so he says I always owe him. He’s always been a great guy.”
“It’s night and day,” Bradley said of the change in Stevens. “I’m just happy that I’m able to play for him. He’s a really great coach. And just like the guys on this team, he’s open, and I feel like he’s just a special coach because he just cares about us. And he cares about us becoming better basketball players and better men. I mean, all the guys that he brought in, all the speakers, I could go down the list. It shows that he really cares about us as men. And I just appreciate him for that. He’s definitely grown over these years.