Report: Cavaliers exploring trade for Joe Johnson
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Report: Cavaliers exploring trade for Joe Johnson
Sunday July 5th, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering a trade for Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports.

A potential Brooklyn-Cleveland deal could include the Cavs sending Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract to the Nets as a cost-saving measure for Brooklyn, Windhorst says. Johnson's salary for next season is $24.8 million, making him the second-highest-paid player in the league. His contract is set to expire after next season.

Johnson, 34, averaged 14.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game last season. 

The Nets are said to be interested in trading both Johnson and Deron Williams this summer as a way of cutting costs and rebuilding the team. 

- Dan Gartland

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