LeBron James: Joe Johnson would be ‘great square for any team’

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TORONTO — As Joe Johnson waits to transparent waivers, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James let his seductiveness be famous in a seven-time All-Star.

“He knows that we wish him,” James pronounced before a Cavs hold shootaround Friday morning in credentials for their diversion opposite a Toronto Raptors. “If he decides to come [to Cleveland], it’d be great. But if not, we’ll continue to pierce on with what we have.”

James, a former USA Basketball teammate of Johnson’s, is one of several members of a Cavs classification with ties to a 15-year veteran.

“I mean, he’s a good square for any team, and if we’re propitious adequate to get him, he brings something to us,” James said. “If not, we have adequate here to compete.”

Cleveland’s register stands during 13 players. Should Johnson transparent waivers come 5 p.m. ET Saturday, Cleveland can put in a bid for a veteran’s smallest of $1.5 million — a many they can means formed on their salary-cap figure, that already is good above a luxury-tax line — in sequence to acquire him.

Cleveland has some foe opposed for Johnson in Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Miami, Oklahoma City and Toronto, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein. Several of those teams could offer Johnson some-more than a veterans minimum.

Johnson reached a buyout agreement with a Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, and an offer larger than a veterans smallest could be a cause that he takes into consideration. Johnson sacrificed $3 million that was due to him this deteriorate in a buyout, according to Nets ubiquitous manager Sean Marks.

Johnson averaged 11.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists for a Nets this deteriorate on 40.6 percent sharpened altogether and 37.1 percent from 3-point range.

Should Johnson select a Cavs, James pronounced his transition of fasten a organisation during this late theatre of a deteriorate would not be difficult.

“It’s not tough,” James said. “We got a maestro round organisation and we know what we wish to do, and we consider personification opposite Joe and competing opposite him, we consider he’s intelligent adequate to be means to come in here and usually fit right into a upsurge of things. So, it’s not tough during all.”

Cavs manager Tyronn Lue, sap of a league’s tampering rules, would usually pronounce on Johnson in a context of their time together as teammates on a Atlanta Hawks from 2004 to 2008.

“He’s a good guy,” Lue said. “I played with his crazy donkey for 4 years. He’s a good guy.”

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