Joe Johnson: I’m Not Devaluing Myself
Hawks guard Joe Johnson has struggled in the semifinals against the Magic, but the soon-to-be free agent doesn’t think he’s costing himself money.
"No," Johnson said after Orlando blew Atlanta out in Game 3.
He went 3-for-15 from the field and was booed at home as the Hawks fell into a 0-3 hole against the Magic.
He was, and might still be, considered worth a maximum-type contract as an unrestricted free agent, but Chris Sheridan of ESPN writes that he may have gone from "Plan B or Plan C" to someone’s "Plan F or G" now.
"It was terrible, man. You hate to have performances like this, especially an individual like myself. I think these guys look to me for guidance, and with me playing like that it’s almost impossible for us to win," Johnson said following Game 3.