The writing was on the wall with this one. In a NBA free agency frenzy unseen in quite a while, the summer of 2010 produced some "OMG" moments as well as some negative head shaking moments among fans and critics alike.
Of course logic tells us Lebron's "Decision" was the biggest must see moment In the summer 2010, But the issue of how it was handled transcended sports and opened up a firestorm of criticism for the "King"in which he is just recovering from.
|Joe Johnson has failed to live|
up to expectations after signing
the biggest free agent contract of 2010-11.
But "Big 3" aside, The Atlanta Hawks signing of shooting guard Joe Johnson to a 6yr/123.7 million dollar deal was a shocker of epic proportions. Johnson is not a superstar and never has been, He'd probably tell you the same thing, Well, maybe not.
Averages of 18pts 4rebs 4ast in 2010-11 are not numbers that warrant $18 mil a season, 16.3ppg 3rebs 3ast so far this season have Hawks fans taking to twitter and other social networks to voice their dismay with the soft spoken #2. Joe Johnson is a good player don't get me wrong, but again, He is not a franchise changing talent that puts fans in the seats night in and night out. If Johnson was coming to your city to play against your favorite NBA team, Is it a must see? Didn't think so.
The 2011-12 NBA season is still very young, Because of the NBA lockout, players are still working their way into peak game shape and that may be a reason for pause, but even if that is the case; Hawks fans have seen the best of Joe Johnson. The type of game he plays is predictable and redundant, Johnson in my opinion has reached his cap in terms of what he can do for a franchise long term.
18-20 points per game is not bad, But for $123.7 million? Only if you live in Orlando, Florida and your name is Dwight Howard.