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 deal would work financially, as both players earn $12 million per year.
The Nets are in need of a better way to space the floor, prompting their interest in Gordon, according to Broussard. The guard is averaging 13.1 points per game for the Bobcats while shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range. Brooklyn envisions Gordon playing a role similar to that of J.R. Smith and Jason Terry.
The trade would also allow the Nets to go small at the end of games with a lineup of Gordon, Gerald Wallace, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. Humphries is expendable due to the presence of Reggie Evans.
Charlotte is in need of frontcourt help and feels it has enough guards, including Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson, to handle the loss of Gordon.