Besides LeBron James, the big fish in the 2010 free agency pool are Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. I think this is something we can all agree on. Both are young and already among the best players in the game.
But is it possible that LeBron prefers (gasp) Joe Johnson to all of those big fish? Ric Bucher of ESPN quotes a league source who says LeBron's ideal sidekick is none other than Johnson.
Bucher says that "If it's LeBron James they want, a league source says the Hawks' shooting guard is a very good place to start." Maybe that explains why the Knicks supposedly have a "wink wink" deal with JJ.
Here's my question about all this: why does LeBron prefer JJ to Bosh? Johnson's older, not as productive and plays in the same area (wing) as LeBron. He also currently scores most of his points off the dribble, so you have to wonder how he adjusts to playing off the ball with LeBron. Finally, the Hawks themselves would probably contest that Johnson is a better finisher than Bosh. They know otherwise.
Maybe the only reason LeBron prefers Johnson to Bosh is that LeBron is not a good judge of basketball talent. (Gasp!). I can safely say that Bosh is a much better player than Joe Johnson.