So I found this as an interesting read, well at least the beginning. I just pretty much wanted to see what his normal emotionless opinion was on the trade but anyway here it is.
SI.com: How did you first learn you had been traded? Had you heard inklings of a possible deal earlier?
Johnson: My agent told me about four or five days before the trade that there was a rumor going around. He doubted it would happen, but he wanted me to know the rumor was out there. So the day of the trade, probably like 11 a.m., our old GM, Rick Sund, and our GM, Danny Ferry — they were telling me that the rumors were true, and that if anything goes down, it was probably going to go down by 4 p.m. that day.
I was like, “Cool. It is what it is.”
I find it funny that his agent says, “the deal probably won’t happen”. After dealing with Atlanta management for so long, he probably knew to not expect anything. Plus, I’m sure that even Joe and his agent knew that his contract was unmovable and that he would be in ATL for the next 4 years.
Johnson: Yeah. So around noon, I’m sitting there playing a video game, and I look at ESPN, and there it is: “Breaking news.” And I had just gotten off the phone with them!
SI.com: Well, I guess they were basically done by the time they called you — or very close.
Johnson: Yeah, they were done by then, and I guess they wanted to call and tell me. But it’s no hard feelings. I’m fortunate enough to be coming to a great situation, to play with a great point guard and a great big man.
I’m sure the even emotionless Joe was shocked by the work of the Miracle man Danny Ferry. For those that don’t know, Joe’s contract is considered the worst contract in the nba. He is being paid Lebron money for about 17ppg. So one would think that no one would want him, simply because if you get him you cant afford anyone else. I myself admit that I thought it was impossible to trade him, but little did I know that the miracle worker Danny Ferry would be able to move this contract by finding a sucker…….. I mean by negotiating a good deal. Anyway before I get distracted like I tend to do with this transaction, I will only stick to the interview. I find it funny in here that he says “fortunate enough to play with a great big man”. Now I know he is talking about Lopez but in all seriousness, I think that Mr. Kardashian, I mean Kris Humphries is a better player. Lopez in my opinion as I will humbly put it flat out sucks. For a guy that is over 7 feet, you would think he would at least grab a decent about of rebounds. But no in my opinion he chose a heck of a year to just be tall. Later I will give my thoughts of the rankings of the east before the season starts but I will say spoiler that the Nets wont be that good for the next 5 years.