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A league source has confirmed a report that the Nets and Bobcats have had preliminary talks about sending power forward Kris Humphries to Charlotte for guard Ben Gordon.
While the deal isn't etched in stone, a change would provide big ups for each team.
The Feb. 21 trade deadline is less than two weeks away but Humphries claims he's not distracted by all the talk.
"You don't pay attention to it," Humphries said after scoring two points and hauling in three rebounds in the Nets 89-74 loss to the Wizards. "You have to just play and make the most of the situation. It is what it is."
Humphries has already seen his numbers drop on a Nets team that is loaded with big men. Four other players — Andray Blatche, Brook Lopez, Reggie Evans and Mirza Teletovic — are already in the mix with Hump for rotation time on the court.
Humphries is averaging 6.0 points and 6.4 rebounds after averaging double-doubles for the past two seasons. His playing time has been drastically reduced over the past few weeks.
"It's not ideal," reasoned Humphries. "But you do the best you can given the situation and work from there."
Gordon, meanwhile, is averaging 13.1 points in 22 minutes per game for the Bobcats while coming from the bench. The three-point sniper would allow the Nets to go small in the backcourt and his 41.7 percent three-point shooting would help spread the offense.
With Gordon joining Deron Williams in the backcourt, the Nets could move Joe Johnson to small forward and Gerald Wallace to power forward.
Humphries is in the first year of a two-year, $24 million contract.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats have discussed a trade involving Kris Humphries and Ben Gordon, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.The Nets and Bobcats have had discussions about a trade that would send Charlotte's Ben Gordon to Brooklyn for Kris Humphries, according to league sources.Broussard adds that talks are ongoing and a trade is not imminent. A potential...
Kris Humphries and Ben Gordon could be switching places. The Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats are discussing a swap, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Broussard wrote that a deal isn't imminent.
But this deal makes sense for the Bobcats, who desperately need frontcourt help, and Humphries is capable of averaging a double-double if given the minutes (and there...
“Lucky I didn’t have Jay drop him from the team” – Kanye. Well it looks like Mr. West was just a year ahead of the curve, The Brooklyn Nets are in trade talks with the Charlotte Bobcats according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The trade would send Hump to the Bobcats for veteran guard Ben Gordon.
The Nets would use Gordon in the same fashion as the Clippers use Jamal Crawford...
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Over the last week, it has been reported that the Nets have been in talks with the Bobcats to trade Kris Humphries for swingman Ben Gordon. Although trade talks have not been imminent, the Nets could be looking to make a splash before the trade deadline that is now only a week and a half away.
It’s shocking that the Nets would look to deal Humphries just one year removed from...
The Nets are searching for a shooter to space the floor and believe Ben Gordon would fill a void.
PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
The Nets have been very aggressive during the last two trade deadlines and will seemingly be active this year, as they are reportedly pursuing Josh Smith.
The Brooklyn Nets are chasing Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Where do things stand?
The two teams are engaged in discussions. But one source said while "there has been lots of talk, nothing is close yet."
This comes as the February 21 trade deadline inches closer. Who would go in a potential deal? The Nets are offering Kris...
One thing is certainly clear; the Nets plan to be busy before the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
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