Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
When Joe Johnson was on his first post-rookie-deal big contract (where Gay is now), he was well worth the money and a better player than what Gay is now. It's only when Atlanta stupidly gave him the 2nd huge deal that he became a burden.
Not really. Johnson was never that good. He was a complementary piece who wanted to be the star and it was never particularly impressive. I'd take Josh Smith (quite easily) and even Al Horford ahead of him. He dominated the ball a lot for what he did. I don't remember what his first contract was but I don't remember it being very good.