Report: Warriors, Celtics likely to pursue Joe Johnson after buyout
The NBA buyout market is going to be an active one, and Joe Johnson may end up being its biggest prize.
Johnson was traded to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, but is expected to be granted a buyout. Once he does, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics will reportedly be in pursuit.
Joe Johnson is expected to seek–and receive–a buyout from Sacramento, per sources, and will be coveted: Golden State, Boston will be among the early favorites.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) February 8, 2018
Johnson still has a good bit left to give. His role with the Utah Jazz had been reduced this season, but he’s still shooting 42 percent from the field. His three point shooting has tanked, but a change of scenery may be just what he needs.