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Joe Johnson reportedly not seeking buyout

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Joe Johnson’s six-year, $123.7 million deal may go down as the single worst contract in the history of the National Basketball Association, and now it looks like he intends to play it out all the way until the bitter end.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN on Sunday, Johnson, who is currently in the final year of that deal, is not currently interested in a buyout with the Nets, making it likely that he finishes out the 2015-16 season in Brooklyn.

The seven-time All-Star has largely crashed and burned this season with unspectacular averages of 11.1 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 3.7 assists per game on lousy shooting splits of 37/33/80 and a stinky 8.88 PER.

The Nets are already beginning to cleanse themselves of the millstones that have weighed down their franchise for so long, especially with Sunday’s firing of head coach Lionel Hollins and reassignment of general manager Billy King. But a long-awaited reprieve from Johnson’s monstrosity of a contract may not come for another few months now.

H/T Rotoworld

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