Report: Joe Johnson will sign with Miami Heat


Like many people closer to retirement than the beginning, Joe Johnson’s moving to Florida.

ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports that the Miami Heat expects to sign Joe Johnson once he clears waivers Saturday.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Johnson has “committed” to the deal.

Early rumors indicated that Johnson would be interested in joining LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Johnson apparently decided to join James’s old team instead. The Heat are currently the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference, but there’s growing concern that the team will be without Chris Bosh for the rest of the season as Bosh deals with medical issues.

Johnson would likely take on a bench role with the Heat, who are stacked with wings: Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Justise Winslow, and Gerald Green have all played over 1,300 minutes this season and at least 25.9 minutes per game.

The Brooklyn Nets officially waived Joe Johnson Thursday afternoon. Nets GM Sean Marks told Michael Kay that Johnson elected to shave $3 million off the end of his contract.