5 years ago

Joe Johnson (plantar fasciitis) withered away in Brooklyn's Game 7 defeat, scoring six points on 2-of-14 shooting, with all of his points coming in the second half.

Johnson was quickly exposed as a liability for the Nets. He was a wraith defensively, he bricked or passed up numerous open shots, and he attempted just one free throw all game. It was a massive flop for the Nets' highest-paid player, who earned $19.7 million this season and is owed another $69.5 million through 2015-16. Ideally a summer of rest and greater familiarity with his teammates will lead to success next season, but it's not a bet we'd make on draft day.