Jul 7, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT
Someday, eventually, we will talk basketball and free agency again instead of percentage of BRI.
When that day comes, the Nets will need to secure a power forward (they traded Derrick Favors to get Deron Williams last season). They also need a three because Travis Outlaw is not the answer, no matter what his father thinks.
But look for the Nets to focus on keeping what they have at the four rather than going for a big splash, then trying to trade for a three, according to tweets from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Contrary to report, Kris Humphries remains Nets No. 1 target at power forward, according to league source, not Nene.
Also, Nets are looking to acquire a small forward via trade rather than free agency, source says.
For a team with Brook Lopez, trying to pay big money to Nene doesn’t make a lot of sense (even if you see Lopez as a trade chip should Dwight Howard come on the market). Getting Humphries back is a good, affordable move that gives you solid play and lets you put your resources toward filling another hole.
The three is a hole, but that is apparently not where the Nets want to put their free agency money. They may be saving that for the summer of 2012.
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