According to a report by Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats are currently in trade discussions over a potential player swap which would see forward Kris Humphries be sent to Charlotte in exchange for guard Ben Gordon.
The talks are ongoing, but according to Broussard, nothing is imminent.
From a financial standpoint, the deal would work perfectly as both Humphries and Gordon are making $12 million a year.
Kris Humphries has seen his minutes for the Nets slowly decline (34.9 to 19.9), as journeyman forward and rebounding specialist Reggie Evans has been moved into the starting-unit. Nets management believe Humphries to be expendable considering the similar playing styles of him and Evans.
Through 41 games, Kris is averaging just 6.0 points and 6.4 rebounds, which are sharp drops from last year’s totals (13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds).
Ben Gordon is currently the third-leading scorer for the Bobcats, averaging 13.1 points and 2.2 assists a game.
His 41.1% shooting from behind-the-arc would be a tremendous asset for a Nets team which struggles to shoot the ball from that part of the court (34.8%, 20th in the NBA).
Moving from a playoff contender to a bottom-feeder in Charlotte would be the icing on the cake of a very difficult stretch in Humphries life, which includes an infamous separation from his soon to be ex-wife Kim Kardashian.