The Brooklyn Nets are close to giving Deron Williams another reason to re-sign … or a reason to leave. Adiran Wojnarowski of Yahoo! sports reports in a tweet that The Nets and Atlanta Hawks are close to a deal that would send Joe Johnson to Brooklyn, and that a decision should be reached at some point today.
Nets, Hawks could reach a decision on possible Joe Johnson deal today, sources tell Y! If trade doesn't happen, Nets will push for OJ Mayo.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 01, 2012
The Nets could use Johnson as an effective backcourt partner for Williams should the point guard elect to stay in New York City, or as a building block should Williams sign with his hometown Dallas Mavericks.