The Atlanta Hawks made an offer that Joe Johnson should not refuse. He was given a max contract of six years for $121 million. Johnson had a two meetings with the Hawks front office on Thursday and they expect him to accept the offer.
The Hawks met with Joe Johnson for a second time in Los Angeles on Thursday and expected to work out the details of a maximum contract offer for the free-agent guard, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting.
The person said the Hawks expect Johnson to accept their six-year contract offer, which is expected to be worth about $121 million when the NBA sets the salary cap next week. The person did not want to be identified because the Hawks are not commenting on the details of their negotiations with Johnson.
I’m shocked that the Hawks offered Johnson a max contract especially after the NBA playoffs he just had. I think the Hawks are going to have a lot to explain when they have the press conference to announce the signing.
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