Atlanta Hawks: Hawks agree to trade Joe Johnson to New Jersey, Marvin Williams to Utah

The Hawks and Nets have agreed to terms on a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson to Brooklyn for multiple players with expiring contracts and a first-round draft pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Update: The Hawks also have agreed to trade forward Marvin Williams to Utah for point guard Devin Harris, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.

Trades can’t be officially consummated until the NBA moratorium ends on July 11 but the person said the Hawks have agreed on the framework of the deals with the Nets and Jazz.

The person said in exchange for Johnson, the Hawks would receive Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro, DeShawn Stevenson and Jordan Williams from the Nets. Atlanta also would receive the lottery-protected, 2013 first-round draft pick that the Nets acquired in a trade with the Rockets.

Williams is meeting with the Nets and Mavericks today. The Nets plan to pair Johnson with Williams and re-sign free-agent center Brook Lopez to form the core of the team when it plays its first season in Brooklyn in 2012-13.

It was initially believed Atlanta’s deal with the Nets is contingent on Williams agreeing to re-sign with Brooklyn but multiple reports now say the agreement will remain in place even if Williams decides to go elsewhere.

If the deal goes through, the Hawks would be left with less talent but with more ability to make major moves in the future after shedding Johnson’s contract. Such flexibility was the stated goal of Hawks GM Danny Ferry after he was hired last week.

Johnson, 31, is owed nearly $90 million over the final four years of a contract he signed in summer 2010. It was the richest contract in the league at the time, though Derrick Rose now is owed more than Johnson since signing a contract extension.

The Hawks could be in position to clear roughly $30 million in salary-cap space after the 2012-13 season. Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are among the players eligible to become free agents next summer.

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Rob

July 2nd, 2012
7:08 pm

LMAO Greyhond is honking the horn for Larry to come outside.

Najeh Davenpoop

July 2nd, 2012
7:08 pm

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Yes. RT @WindhorstESPN Considering Atlanta is home + friends Josh Smith & Anthony Morrow are Hawks, new option for Dwight Howard?
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NCBravesFan

July 2nd, 2012
7:08 pm

Re: this comg season … I think you guys are assuming Ferry is done here. I think he’s got a few more moves up his sleeve personally.

darrell starks

July 2nd, 2012
7:09 pm

Coaches Danny could chose

1. Jerry Sloan

2. Bill Laimbeer

3. Sam Mitchell

4. Is it possible Danny could hire the greastest Coach in NBA hIstory Phil Jackson.

GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luke Cage

July 2nd, 2012
7:09 pm

No need to clap for marvin when the jazz visits because he will be NAILED to the bench, probably in a suit as they refuse to let him wear a jersey.

decriz

July 2nd, 2012
7:09 pm

“BEST GM IN HAWKS HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

agree!

mykhalc

July 2nd, 2012
7:10 pm

Hawks can afford a real coach now too!!!

Jay Dubu

July 2nd, 2012
7:10 pm

Big Crimson 75

Philly got in with 35 wins becuse the season was 66 games.

Next year it’ll be back to 82, and 35 will not do it in the East.

Slimjr

July 2nd, 2012
7:10 pm

King Danny is just getting started! He is da Man!

doc

July 2nd, 2012
7:10 pm

i just looked it over, why is d stevenson still in the league?

JustSayinB

July 2nd, 2012
7:10 pm

Xmas in July! Fire LD!

Najeh Davenpoop

July 2nd, 2012
7:11 pm

Literally in one day Ferry undoes three years of uninspired sameness by Sund and the DASG. Amazing.

BigChuck

July 2nd, 2012
7:11 pm

Ok I’m officially a Danny Ferry fan!!! Marvin Williams for Devin Harris has got to be a great trade been trying to get ride of him for years

decriz

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

“1. Jerry Sloan”

the winning move.

will bring that winning and hard working and disciplined culture to Atlanta.

Sloan + Ferry = Atlanta means serious business

Rob

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

KenBerg reported that Hawks were in talks with like 20 teams the other day on twitter. No ###! DF not playin games. He probably still on the phone while our owners stand outside and say yessir, yes sir boss.

darrell starks

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

By By LD

GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nobody

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

Whats the plan for Harris? He averaged 21 points a season a few years ago. Wouldn’t want that sitting on the bench much. Really small backcourt ALA Golden State?

mykhalc

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

KABOOM!!!! FINALLY!!!

KevinM

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

This has to be one of the best offseason dates in Hawks’ history!

Down goes Marvin!

Now, we have Teague, Farmar & Harris….BuddyG, you must be giddy! No mo Pargo!

Who’s next? Josh?

bigdave

July 2nd, 2012
7:12 pm

AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!!!!

Slimjr

July 2nd, 2012
7:13 pm

The 4th of July came two days early for us Hawks fans? Huh? AAAAAAAAAlright!…………..

prison mike

July 2nd, 2012
7:13 pm

From my source which is me.

“Ferry met with Smith in his feeling on resigning and courting Dwight in next years free agency class. Ferry may offer Al Horford, Anthony Morrow, Atlanta’s 1st round pick and Houston’s 1st round pick for Howard”.

ryan

July 2nd, 2012
7:13 pm

I would be shocked if we got Dwight Howard .

Najeh Davenpoop

July 2nd, 2012
7:13 pm

“Whats the plan for Harris? He averaged 21 points a season a few years ago. Wouldn’t want that sitting on the bench much. Really small backcourt ALA Golden State?”

Play him at backup PG (in other words give him Kirk’s minutes) and hope he builds up enough trade value by February to flip him to someone else for a first rounder. If not, let him expire.

As is the case with the poo-poo platter of players the Hawks got from the Nets, Harris’ value is primarily as an expiring contract.

THE IMMORTAL...I MUS WRITE

July 2nd, 2012
7:13 pm

Wow ferry is going HAM ….Marvin to the Jazz for Devin Harris. I got you Ferry on a couple lap dances at Magic City.

Slimjr

July 2nd, 2012
7:14 pm

Bags pack yet Larry???

I hear that loud BUS HORN OUTSIDE!!!!! YEAH!

Elliot 51

July 2nd, 2012
7:14 pm

As presently constructed this team is a conference semifinals team at best. This is a very good move and hopefully only the beginning.

KevinM

July 2nd, 2012
7:14 pm

decriz…Darrell, don’t tease me man! That can’t be possible?

doc

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

wow, talk about hitting the floor running and focusing on the same things our blog fan base has been crying about for ages? marvin for harris. my goodness things are happening at hyper speed. this is so different from rick sund agenda and reign as the gm it is laughable.

where is our old comfortable summer of sameness? heh heh

Wabe

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

Can’t think back far enough to remember how excited I’ve been about the Hawks…

Finally.

Boom goes the dynamiteeeeeeeee

Najeh Davenpoop

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

Don’t forget LD also expires after this season. Ferry probably has a nice little vision of CP3, Josh, Dwight, and Phil Jackson sitting in Hawks’ headquarters together next summer signing contracts.

Luke Cage

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

Devin for Marvin is a steal, Damn Danny just went inside the bank and basically said “put the money in the bag” and did it with out a gun or mask!!!

Just Joe

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

A bad Josh Smith trade could ruin all of this momentum. Slow down and breathe Danny Ferry.

Ken Strickland

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

josh

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

saw on the twitter feed @ajchawks: Source confirms #Hawks deal Marvin Williams for Devin Harris 12 minutes ago

Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/teams/Atlanta_Hawks/1/Home#ixzz1zVg8FDb0on realgm.com

Sautee

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

How long under the new CBA must a team keep a traded player before retrade?

Rob

July 2nd, 2012
7:15 pm

Ferry still got that amnesty in his back pocket, wow.

shake&break

July 2nd, 2012
7:16 pm

When Joe restructures his contract after talking with DWill (who stays) and the Nets sign Howard (after trading Lopez and Wallace or something similar) Good luck making the playoffs for the next five years.

Luke Cage

July 2nd, 2012
7:16 pm

Hawks will be able to say “NOT 1, NOT 2, NOT 3, 4, 5 LOL!!!

KevinM

July 2nd, 2012
7:16 pm

Anyone want to see Ferry behind the scenes on The Association?

His big board is en fuego!

Slimjr

July 2nd, 2012
7:16 pm

All GET REAL WOULD LOOK GOOD IN ORLANDO..

D12 would look even better in a HAWKS UNI? Yes? Hehehe

Najeh Davenpoop

July 2nd, 2012
7:16 pm

At this time, Al and Teague are the only players on the Hawks under contract beyond this season. That is $15 million in committed salaries. Easily enough to add two max free agents.

atlnative

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

Bout’ Damn Time!

Chad

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

Enter your comments here

JSS

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

I MUS… What are you trying to do, give the dude a heart attack before he finishes the job?

i_am_soulstar

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

Najeh Davenpoop

July 2nd, 2012
7:05 pm

Rod from College Park, I can only assume you are too busy partying to post here right now.
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LMAO

phil

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

Joe was the team….

We’re doomed now.

Luke Cage

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

@shake&break,

Really?? This isn’t the NFL man, Joe will be the highest paid player in the league, why restructure when its ALL GARAUNTEEEEEEEEEEEED!!

Chad

July 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

prison mike

July 2nd, 2012
7:18 pm

I’ll never say a bad thing about ferry. He’s earned enough brownie points no matter how bad his next move will be.