D-Will, Lopez and Joe Johnson on the trade block??

Seven: In the first quarter, Joe Johnson practiced what he preached after calling out the team’s “selfish” play, but in the fourth quarter, hero ball took over. With less than 6 minutes left, Joe Johnson devolved into Iso-Joe scoring only four points on seven isolation possessions. Around the two-minute mark, Johnson all but sealed the Nets' fate with a particularly ugly turnover – attacking the teeth of the Suns defense while ignoring a wide-open Mirza Teletovic in the corner.

ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ohm Youngmisuk report that The Nets have begun exploring trade possibilities for its core of Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson. No trade is imminent, but sources insist that The Nets remain in a “win-now mentality” and the front office isn’t seeking a trade “to dump salary.” Brooklyn’s desire, according […]