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Feb8: NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries For Charlotte Bobcats Ben ...

NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries For Charlotte Bobcats Ben ...
Feb 10th 2013, 00:33

Kris Humphries ‏@HumphriesHub NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries For Charlotte Bobcats Ben ... http://sns.mx/Nlsey4  Collapse   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More 8:09 PM - 9 Feb 13 · Details Perhaps looking to shore up an underperforming and under-scoring backcourt, the Brooklyn Nets are starting to make calls around the league. (Photo: Reuters) Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (L) is having one of the worst seasons of his career. As a result the Nets are reportedly seeking a trade for Charlotte shooting guard Ben Gordon. Sponsored Link AT&T® Official Site Brooklyn has reportedly reached out to the Charlotte Bobcats regarding smooth-shooting guard Ben Gordon, in exchange for forward Kris Humphries, according to ESPN. No deal is imminent, as these are just preliminary talks. To start the season, the Nets were thought to have one of the best veteran backcourts in the league with Deron Williams at the point, and Joe Johnson firing away at shooting guard. However, both are in the midst of down seasons. Williams is netting 16.7 points per game, his lowest since his second year in the league, while Johnson is shooting 42 percent from the field, a poor mark he hasn't hit since his time with the Phoenix Suns in 2003. After consecutive seasons averaging a double-double, Humphries is putting up just six points and 6.4 rebounds, but with limited minutes. Still, ESPN's report suggests Brooklyn will rely on forward Reggie Evans if Humphries is shipped out. Gordon, third in scoring on the Bobcats, has shot better than 40 percent from the three-point line over the last three seasons, a skill the Nets severely need. For his career, Gordon has averaged 16.3 points and 40.6 percent from beyond the arc. Brooklyn is currently 19th in the NBA in three-point percentage and must contend with the New York Knicks,...

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