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Atlanta also receives conditional pick
ESPN was first to report the teams had agreed to the deal. All the reports cited unidentified sources.
The Nets would send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston. The selection only belongs to the Nets if it is not a lottery pick.
Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.
The Nets also are trying to re-sign free agent point guard Deron Williams.
The franchise is set to play its first season in a newly built arena in New York after moving from New Jersey.
Ainge: Keep Big Three
BOSTON — Celtics president Danny Ainge is determined to keep the team’s Big Three in Boston next season.
What’s left for Ainge is to convince Allen, a free agent, to stay. The veteran shooting guard, who just had ankle surgery, is reportedly being courted by Miami and Memphis, but the Celtics are in position to offer Allen more money than either the Heat or Grizzlies.
Ainge added the he also wants to re-sign free agent forwards Brandon Bass and Jeff Green, who missed all of this past season with a heart problem that required surgery. Big man Chris Wilcox, who also missed time with a heart condition, is also on Ainge’s radar.
But Ainge says the Big Three remain the key to the Celtics again contending in the Eastern Conference.
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