The Atlanta Hawks today acquired guard Anthony Johnson from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the Hawks’ 2007 second-round draft pick, according to Hawks Executive Vice PresidentGeneral Manager Billy Knight.
“We’re happy to be able to bring Anthony Johnson back to Atlanta,” Knight said. “He provides us with another veteran presence, and brings a great deal of regular season and postseason experience to our club.”
Entering his third stint with the Hawks, Johnson has played in 40 games this season with the Mavericks, averaging 3.8 ppg, 2.0 apg and 1.2 rpg in 14.1 mpg (.411 FG%, .724 FT%).
I remember one year (like late 90s) Anthony Johnson was involved in THE ONLY trade on deadline day. It was like him going to the Magic or something. I think from the Hawks actually. I don't know. But it was the only trade on deadline day that year.
Norm Hitzges on The Ticket on Dallas said this move is meant to clear cap space and add a roster spot, maybe to get someone who gets traded and then immediately cut, maybe someone like Jamaal Magloire, or maybe even Scottie Pippen