League Source: LeBron Wants To Team Up With Joe Johnson

Ric Bucher has some interesting news from the ubiquitous “league source”. For those who can’t watch the video, I’ve transcribed the most important part:

“Joe Johnson may not be the big free agent signing Knicks fans have in mind this summer, but if it’s LeBron James they want, a league source says the Hawks’ shooting guard is a very good place to start. While the general public doesn’t seem to regard Johnson on par with Dywane Wade and Chris Bosh…James apparently does, which makes sense: Johnson wouldn’t battle LeBron for marketing dollars the way Wade might, and yet is a proven closer, which Bosh, for all his talent, is not.”

Interesting bit of news, especially considering that Johnson has expressed potential interest in joining the Knicks as a free agent, provided they add another star player.


  1. Giuliano

    All right, let me ask you something. Assume we get JJ and LeBron. They play respectively the 2 and 3 position. This is where Chandler and Gallinari, our supposed building blocks play as well. So, are we gonna play with two SG and two SF but no PF and center (and PG, if Douglas cames down to Earth)? This is something I have been wondering for a long while, since the Wade-LeBron talk started.

    • Dan L

      Few things:

      I think Chandler is very expendable via trade in this scenario.

      Also if either of these are a sign and trade, maybe something useful comes back that way.

      Finally you might be able to get a capable big at a minimum or small salary, like Jermaine O’Neal.

  2. Italian Stallion

    I think the long term plan is to move Gallo to PF. I go back on forth on that as a potentially productive move.

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