The Hawks have agreed to deal All-Star guard Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for five players and a draft pick, and Atlanta will send forward Marvin Williams, a graduate of Bremerton High School, to the Utah Jazz for guard Devin Harris.
A source said Atlanta will receive guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and former Seattle SuperSonics player Johan Petro, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston in a prior deal. The selection belongs to the Nets only if it is not a lottery pick.
The trade cannot become official until Stevenson signs as a free agent with Brooklyn. Free agents may not be signed until July 11.
Johnson, a six-time All-Star, has four years and $90 million remaining on his contract. General manager Danny Ferry decided it was time to shed payroll and rebuild.
Johnson, 31, averaged 18.8 points per game last season, his 11th in the NBA and seventh with Atlanta.
The Nets are hoping to team Johnson with free agent point guard Deron Williams, whom they are working to re-sign, in the franchise’s first season in New York City after decades in New Jersey.
Utah CEO Greg Miller acknowledged the deal for Marvin Williams, the No. 2 overall pick in 2005, while picking up guard Mo Williams at Salt Lake City International Airport in preparation for today’s news conference.
The Jazz acquired Mo Williams in a multi-team deal last week that sent Lamar Odom to the Clippers.
Miller said it was difficult to part with Harris but he was excited about what Mo Williams brings to the team.
Mo Williams said it felt good to be back where he started his career in 2003 and he had always hoped to start for his first team.
The Harris-Marvin Williams deal now clears the way for that to happen.
Harris arrived in Utah in 2011 as part of a blockbuster deal that sent Deron Williams to New Jersey.
Marvin Williams, 26, has averaged 11.5 points for Atlanta in his seven-year career, including 10.2 and 5.2 rebounds last season.
OKC RE-SIGNS BROOKS
Scott Brooks has signed a multiyear extension to return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder at a reported $4 million per season for four years.
Brooks took over the Thunder early in the 2008-09 season and has led the team to the playoffs each of the past three seasons.