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Nets GM: Backcourt second to none

Updated: July 13, 2012, 10:26 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPN NewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Joe Johnson thinks the best NBA team in New York City is the one that just traded for him: the Brooklyn Nets.

"The Nets. Definitely, the Nets," Johnson responded Friday at a news conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall, kicking off what should be a riveting "East River Rivalry" between the Nets and the New York Knicks.

"This is a great day, because it's a day when we put together the best backcourt in the NBA," general manager Billy King said, alluding to pairing ...

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