HoopsHype Joe Johnson rumors

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As the Nets prepare for Game 4 of their first round series with the Bulls Saturday afternoon, the Nets got some good news in the form of Johnson seemingly coming through the game without incident. “I actually feel a lot better than I expected,” Johnson said. “I didn’t have a problem getting out of bed this morning. I don’t know … as each day goes by, it just kind of gets better and better, but it is a little tough and frustrating at this point.” New York Post

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If the Nets shooting guard with plantar fasciitis feels like he can play tonight in Game 3, he’ll be in the starting lineup. “We got to worry about the game that’s in front of us,” he said when asked about his options. “We can’t think about what’s later. We have to think about right now. That’s my main concern right now.” New York Daily News

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Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson made it clear to a judge in Georgia -- postpone his baby mama trial until AFTER the NBA playoffs ... or risk angering the entire team's passionate fan base. As TMZ first reported, Joe filed a suit against baby mama Shannon Beckton to be legally recognized as the father of their kid and share custody. The case was set to be heard between April 15 and May 5. Like teammate Kris Humphries, that trial window was a BIG problem for Joe ... since the Nets made the playoffs and it could easily conflict with court times. To get the date moved, Joe explained to the judge he's a key member of the Nets and "a vital part of that team's success." TMZ.com

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For the second straight game -- and night, for that matter -- Johnson showed he's rounding back into form. He made 8 of 15 shots, went 4-for-6 from beyond the arc and scored 20 points in the Nets' 101-93 win over Boston, creating optimism heading into Friday night's matchup with the Pacers (49-29) that he's finally getting over his nagging sore left heel. "It's the same thing we were saying about 'D' when people wanted to say, 'What's wrong?' " interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said after the game, referring to the questions surrounding Williams earlier this season. "Joe was injured. He's missed games and he's been playing hurt. "He's still playing well considering that, but [Wednesday] was Joe Johnson. [Tuesday] night I thought was Joe Johnson. Just hopefully, he's healthy." Newsday

It looks as though he's getting close. Although Johnson didn't say he's 100 percent healthy, he was encouraged with the way his body felt during and after the game. The pain was minimal. "Once I get kind of loose, I don't really feel it," Johnson said. "But then again, I'm leaning more with my right than my left. So it's getting a lot better, honestly. It felt great [Wednesday], so I didn't really want to push it, then reinjure it. "This next day or so, I'm going to take my time, ice it, stim it, get it back. But I felt great out there moving around." Newsday

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The event at Brooklyn Bowl drew Deron Williams, Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche, Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace. All seemed to have a good time, even though D-Will did compare Kris Humphries to a "robot" ... and then thought better of it. NetsDaily

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Talking about the Nets "Big Three" of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, Carlesimo said they are a "big plus in us attracting whoever it may be, in a trade, a free agent signing, whatever it is, whatever Billy King and Mikhail Prokhorov figure out, the direction we're going to go, I think these guys know they're part of the reason and ... they accept it and they embrace it." He explained, "Players are going to say, they want to play with Deron and Joe and Brook Lopez, that they got something good going in there. We saw what happened in Miami. We see what is kind of a trend in the league right now of the better players wanting to go where the other good players are, even if they get a little bit less attention, sometimes even a little less money. It's about rings and I think that's going to be very, very important for us going forward." NetsDaily

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson says he'll "definitely" play Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Johnson had missed Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets because of a sore left heel. "I'm actually doing pretty good. I am resting, it feels a lot better. I actually had no pain today. So we're still just taking it easy," Johnson said after Thursday's practice. ESPN.com

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