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Joe Johnson, Jazz agree on 2-year, $22 million deal

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It’s about to get real for the fans in Salt Lake City, because Joe Johnson is heading to Utah.

Johnson and the Jazz have agreed on a two-year, $22 million deal, according to TNT’s David Aldridge.

Once a 20-point per game scorer during his time with the Atlanta Hawks, Johnson has settled into more of a complementary role these days, but he’s still an effective player.

The 15-year NBA veteran averaged 12.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting last season. He impressively shot 51.8 percent from the field in 24 games with the Miami Heat after they picked him up off waivers.

Johnson, 35, is on the downside of this career, but he can still get buckets and will give the Jazz a player with playoff experience if they’re able to take the extra step into the postseason.

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