Joe Johnson heading to Western Conference two-year, $22 million deal

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Poor baseball.

America’s pastime is being overshadowed by the insane start to the NBA free agency period. With money flying around like it’s candy, average players — or aging/declining players — are getting paid bank. Just ask Joe Johnson, who at 35 years-old, just landed a two-year $22 million deal from the Utah Jazz.

While Johnson is clearly past his prime, this could be a very good move for a younger Jazz team that needs leadership.

However, the price of leadership these days is going to cost you an annual rate of $12 million.