Now that seven-time All Star guard Joe Johnson is officially on the market, having been bought out of his contract by the Brooklyn Nets, the Cavaliers believe they have the inside track to land him.
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, there is a "strong belief within the Cavaliers' organization, league sources said, that they are in prime position to win the Johnson sweepstakes and add him to their title-chasing roster."
The Cavs will have plenty of competition for the 16-year veteran, including from Johnson's former team, the Atlanta Hawks. But if Johnson wants to experience the NBA Finals for the first time in his illustrious career, the Cavaliers clearly offer the best shot.
Johnson can't sign anywhere until he clears waivers on Saturday at 5 p.m.
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