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Hawks Officially Announce Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams Trades

They were reported a week ago but the separate deals to send Joe Johnson to Brooklyn and Marvin Williams to Utah were made official on Wednesday. The Hawks announced the deals in an official release by the team that included a statement from Danny Ferry thanking both Johnson and Williams for their service to the team and the community.

"The Hawks want to thank Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams for their contributions on the court and in the community," said Ferry. "We felt with the team that we had, we were probably going to maintain the status quo and not be able to reach a championship level. We now have the opportunity to work within the new CBA in a better way that will allow us to move forward and be opportunistic in the future as we work to build a sustainable championship level team."

In exchange for Johnson the Hawks received guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson. Atlanta also received forwards Johan Petro and Jordan Williams along with Houston's 2013 first-round pick and New Jersey's second-round pick in 2017. The Hawks received guard Devin Harris from Utah in exchange for Williams.

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