The Nets and Hawks continue to be engaged in trade discussions involving Joe Johnson.

The current deal has Brooklyn sending the expiring contracts of Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow and Jordan Williams to the Hawks in exchange for Johnson.

But the Nets fear that they'll be surrendering too much financial flexibility in the trade as currently structured.

The Nets would prefer a sign-and-trade with one of their restricted free agents, most likely Gerald Green, which would allow them to keep more expiring deals.

Another element of contention is the inclusion of MarShon Brooks.