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Joe Johnson reportedly set to join Miami Heat after clearing waivers

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After agreeing to a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets, it seems like Joe Johnson has already chosen his next destination.

The 34-year-old, a seven-time NBA All-Star during his career, has apparently decided to take his talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat once he clears waivers.

That is according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports' "The Vertical", who went on to add that Johnson was choosing between the Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Atlanta Hawks.

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Miami definitely needed some help on their roster as they look to make a push to get as far into the playoffs as possible.

After losing Beno Udrih for three months after foot surgery, backup guard Tyler Johnson to a shoulder operation, and the current uncertainties surrounding the availability of Chris Bosh - the Heat need all the scoring help they can get.

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The veteran Johnson averaged 11.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 57 games for the Nets this season.

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Cavs star LeBron James spoke on Friday and revealed that Cleveland were interested in acquiring Johnson, saying: "he knows we want him."

"If he decides to come [to Cleveland], it'd be great," James said. "But if not, we'll continue to move on with what we have."

It seems that wasn't enough to sway Johnson however, who is now seemingly joining LeBron's old team.

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