Joe Johnson Expresses Interest in Miami Heat
But amid his struggles during the series, Johnson said he would take a look at all of his options this summer, including partnering with Wade.
Not only did Johnson say he wouldn’t mind shifting to a secondary role on a team with an established superstar, he also would change positions.
“That’s a great situation — you have to look at it,” Johnson told The Miami Herald while discussing his options. “I’m not saying I’ll go play with him or him. But being a free agent, you pay attention to everybody’s salary cap, what everybody can do.”
No team is set up to in better position for bolder moves than Miami, the only team in the league with an elite player in tow and the flexibility to add as many as two marquee free agents to max contracts.
With plans to re-sign Wade and with at least $25 million in salary-cap space, Miami vows to be aggressive when free agency opens July 1.
“Most of the players in this league know what Miami is about,” Heat president Pat Riley said.