Dallas Mavericks: Arn Tellem

Agent: Johnson mulled over Knicks, Bulls

July, 4, 2010
7/04/10
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If the Dallas Mavericks truly had eyes for Joe Johnson, it was never a two-way street.

The Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter has decided to re-sign with the Hawks for the maximum six years and about $120 million. Johnson's agent, Arn Tellem, wrote on his blog Sunday at The Huffington Post that Johnson considered the the New York Knicks, because he played for coach Mike D'Antoni in Phoenix, and the Chicago Bulls because of their young talents in point guard Derrick Rose and center Joakim Noah.

Both teams have cap space and could have signed Johnson outright for five years. The Mavericks are over the cap and could only have acquired Johnson, or any other top-tier free agent, through the more difficult process of a sign-and-trade.

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