Saying he feels no pressure to live up to the expectations that come with $124 million contract, Joe Johnson spoke to the media about the Hawks' attempt to earn credibility.

“I don’t feel no pressure at all,” Johnson said. “I try to do the things I have been doing over my career, period. Just come out and play the game the way I know how to play.”

Johnson indicated he's ready take on more responsibility.

“It’s easy to be good, but it’s hard to be great,” Johnson said. “I want to be great. In order for me to do that, I am going to have to keep working, keep practicing to get better.”