The Nets would send the expiring contracts of Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow and Jordan Williams to the Hawks along with DeShawn Stevenson and a lottery-protected first-round pick in the 2013 National Basketball Association draft, ESPN said.
The arrival of 6-foot-7 guard Johnson, who averaged 18.8 points, 3.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds last season, may help persuade free-agent point guard Deron Williams to re-sign with Brooklyn. The Nets went 22-44 in their final year in New Jersey last season.
The Hawks would rid themselves of a contract that would pay 31-year-old Johnson $90 million over the next four seasons, clearing the way for new General Manager Danny Ferry to rebuild. Atlanta went 40-26 last season before losing to Boston in the first round of the playoffs.
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