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Report: Nets, Hawks close to Joe Johnson trade

The Brooklyn Nets are close to giving Deron Williams another reason to re-sign ... or a reason to leave. Adiran Wojnarowski of Yahoo! sports reports in a tweet that The Nets and Atlanta Hawks are close to a deal that would send Joe Johnson to Brooklyn, and that a decision should be reached at some point today.

https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/219457583487008768

The Nets could use Johnson as an effective backcourt partner for Williams should the point guard elect to stay in New York City, or as a building block should Williams sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks.
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