HAWKS RE-SIGN FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR JOE JOHNSON
"Although I explored several different opportunities this offseason, Atlanta was the place I wanted to be," Johnson said. "I truly appreciate the commitment shown by the Hawks and the team's ownership, and their continued efforts to improve the team. Staying in Atlanta provides the best opportunity to win today and in the future. My five years with the Hawks have been the best of my career, and I look forward to my teammates and I trying to reach our ultimate goal together - competing for a championship for the city of Atlanta." >> Full Press Release

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"...it is a smart play by Atlanta, which couldn't afford to lose him. The presence of their four-time All-Star and team leader enables the Hawks to approach next season with confidence of reaching the second round of the playoffs for a third straight year... Had they lost their 29-year-old shooting guard, the Hawks would have surrendered the momentum they've developed around him while improving their record each of the last five years. Consider this an example of a team spending money in order to make money." >Full Article

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Joe "By the Numbers"

Last 3 Seasons
Year
Pts
Reb
Ast
FG%
2007-08
21.7
4.5
5.8
43.2
2008-09
21.4
4.4
5.8
43.7
2009-10
21.3
4.6
4.9
45.8
Career
17.6
4.2
4.5
44.3

Career High's - Single Game
Points - 42 vs GSW (3/7/06)
3FG Made - 7 vs LAC (3/14/08)
Assists - 17 @ MIL (3/14/06)
Rebounds - 12 (2 times)
Steals - 6 vs PHX (1/25/09)
Blocks - 4 vs Seattle (2/22/06)