In quite possibly the biggest NBA free agency news of the day*, Joe has signed the Hawks' maximum-money offer:
We've said all we can say on Joe Johnson's new contract, so let's hear from the man himself. Via Sporting News Radio:
"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."