Nets And Bobcats In Trade Talks?

Updated: February 8, 2013


Sources (@chrisbroussard) have reported in the last hour that the Brooklyn Nets are in talks with the Charlotte Bobcats about swapping PF Kris Humphries for G Ben Gordon.  Humphries signed a two-year 24 million dollar contract this summer with the Nets, after turning down a three-year 27 million offer from the Bobcats, and Gordon is making 12.4 this year and has a player option for 2014 at 13.2 million.

The move would seem to be a move to upgrade the scoring on the bench with giving up a power forward that lost his starting job and is getting limited minutes.  Humphries had not taken well to the role he has been given and maybe a clean start with the Bobcats would help him get back to the player that was  double-double machine the past two seasons.

Gordon,29, can score in bunches and averages 13.1 points per game and shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 41.7 from 3-point range this season.  Gordon has averaged 16.3 points per game over his career and starting with his Connecticut days he has been able to put the ball in the basket.