Report: Joe Johnson 'pumped' about the Deron Williams buyout
Joe Johnson is a quiet, introverted guy. Deron Williams, meanwhile, is not the most beloved player in the NBA. Apparently, those personalities didn't work together this past season.
A report from NetsDaily furthers that narrative:
Johnson had possibly his worst season as a Net this past year, though it wasn't his first season playing alongside Williams. NetsDaily has also reported the Nets are unlikely to trade Johnson with Williams gone now, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see if Williams' absence really does give Johnson the jolt the Nets are hoping to see in the upcoming season.
Moreover, various sources inside the Nets have suggested that the departure of D-Will is likely to help Johnson rebound. It was no secret that Brooklyn’s Backcourt didn’t get along….
One insider, asked after the buyout if the Nets were still pursuing a Johnson trade, firmly said no. He volunteered there was probably no one more pumped about the buyout than Johnson. “I am sure Joe will have a tremendous season,” he added with a smile.