Jul 14, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT
He might have gone to Orlando. Then there were talks with Cleveland to facilitate a bigger trade with Orlando. Charlotte reached out and wanted to talk deal.
They are working to re-sign Kris Humphries, their starting power forward, who appears likely to return after flirting with the Charlotte Bobcats.
General Manager Billy King said a deal with Humphries was “close,” but added, “It’s a process.” He also confirmed that the Nets were working on a deal with Jerry Stackhouse, the veteran guard.
The Nets simply can offer more money. The Nets are offering two-years at $20 million or three years at $26 million, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
I’ll ignore his choice in women and say that on the court he is a quality NBA power forward. Last season he gave the Nets 13.8 points and 11 rebounds a game (rebounding matters playing next to Brook Lopez) with an above-average PER of 17.8. He’s no All-Star, but he’s a good NBA player who turns 27, so the three-year deal the Nets are offering sounds like a good match.
Look for this to get done soon.
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