HoopsHype Joe Johnson rumors

November 17, 2014 Updates

Me: How much longer for you when your deal is up? Joe Johnson: To be honest with you, I'm not even sure. I try to focus on what's in front of me, and that's this year. Who knows how I'll feel after next year? At this point, I just try to focus on what's in front, and I feel great now. I just try to just really enjoy the moment, and see if we can come up with some great results. NBA.com

Me: Last week you made your feelings about how the team was playing known clearly, saying your teammates were playing "very selfish." What did you see that moved you to speak out? Joe Johnson: Just looking back on the teams that we played the first six games, it just wasn't very characteristic of us, man. I knew what it was going to take, or what we needed in order to go out west and be successful. And that first half [against Phoenix], it was a carbon copy [of what to do]. The ball moved. Guys touched the ball. Defensively, we were in the right spot helping. And the second half, whether we got fatigued or not, I don't know. We just didn't copy what we did in the first half. But what I said about us as a team, it was only to help us. NBA.com

November 14, 2014 Updates
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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

November 1, 2014 Updates
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

October 24, 2014 Updates
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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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