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November 12, 2014 Updates

Before taking off to fly to Phoenix, the normally reserved and quiet Johnson voiced very strong concerns about the Nets playing "very selfish." "Defensively we help from time to time," Johnson said after Tuesday's practice. "Offensively, I think guys kind of exhaust their options and then when there is nothing else for them, then they'll pass it when they have to. For the most part, we have been very selfish." ESPN.com

It all started Sunday, after Brooklyn's 104-96 victory over Orlando, when Johnson voiced his displeasure with what he felt was a lot of stagnation on offense. He then took to Twitter, tweeting "I'm off this s---." "Just some frustration, obviously," Johnson said. "I am not hiding anything. I just thought we were 4-2, six games into the season, I know it's early, we haven't played anybody. "I just didn't think that, as individuals [and] as players, we all have each other's backs out there. I felt I didn't believe it. I go back, and I watch the tape just to try to get a different perspective. My feelings haven't changed." ESPN.com

November 11, 2014 Updates

Ohm Youngmisuk: Joe Johnson reiterated frustration with way Nets have been playing: 'I just didn't think as players that we all have each other's backs' Twitter @NotoriousOHM

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October 26, 2014 Updates

About a year ago, Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson received some amazing news: His mother, Diane, was cancer free. Diane Johnson, a single mother who raised her son in Little Rock, Arkansas, by working the graveyard shift as a nurse at a psychiatric ward, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma -- a rare form of cancer that affects the plasma cells in bone marrow -- in 2008. Her cancer had been in remission following several rounds of chemotherapy and a couple stem-cell transplants over the years. “She’s great, man. She’s cancer free,” Joe Johnson said Saturday. “[We found out] about a year ago. So she’s been great. She’s actually been living here with me in New Jersey. It’s great, man. I couldn’t ask for anything more than that.” ESPN.com

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There is an old perception that James wasn't comfortable trying to recruit marquee players to come to Cleveland during his first tenure because he was afraid of how he would be perceived if they declined. James said he simply had a hard time convincing anyone to come to Cleveland. Hughes signed with Cavs, but he could never stay healthy. "I recruited [before] I left here," James said. "I just didn't win nothing so nobody wanted to come with me. I recruited. I recruited Michael Redd. I recruited Joe Johnson. I recruited Chris Bosh. I recruited a lot of guys. I just didn't win. They didn't want to come to Cleveland." Yahoo! Sports

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Hollins said he has reached out to all 15 players on the roster, and heard back from all but two: Kevin Garnett and Joe Johnson. But Hollins said he wasn’t worried about that, and by the time the players return to the area in September, he’ll have spoken to everyone. “The important ones are the young guys and the new guys that are coming to the team,” he said. “I’ve had chances to talk to Brook [Lopez] on multiple occasions and Deron Williams, and so it’s been good. When we get to September, when everybody comes in I will have talked to everybody on the team and we’ll go forward.” New York Post

May 13, 2014 Updates

Joe Johnson wasn’t impressed with LeBron James’ defense against him in the final minutes of the Nets’ 102-96 loss to the Heat in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal Monday night. “I wasn’t necessarily trying to draw the foul on him,” said Johnson, although James had five fouls while defending him, “but I thought he was aggressive, so I was just trying to use his aggressiveness against him. “[But] he flopped that last one.” New York Post

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“I was just trying to make it as difficult as possible, give him a different look, try to be a pest out there,” the 6-foot-7 Fields said following practice at Barclays Center on Thursday. Johnson didn’t give him much credit, saying Fields was “nothing more than a fresh body.” Johnson said the Nets watched film of what Toronto did to him and promised “we’ll clean it up for Game 3.” New York Post

April 19, 2014 Updates

The regular season is in the books and the Nets are ready to start their expedition to a championship for the second straight year. Through all the agony and doubt in the early season due to poor play, to the rejuvenation of this Nets team in the year 2014, we've finally made it to game one of the NBA playoffs. Who better to play in the first round, than the Atlantic Division-champions, Toronto Raptors. The Nets began this best of seven series, Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Raptors, winning 94-87, in a tightly contested battle the entire way. The game was tied in the fourth quarter, but on the backs of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and some big shots from Paul Pierce, the Nets notched a huge road victory. NetsDaily

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