2012 NBA Trade Deadline: Teams That Could Be Interested in Kris Humphries
The Nets are struggling and currently on an eight-game losing streak that has basically put them out of playoff contention this season. One of the few bright spots of their season so far has been Kris Humphries.
After the Kim Kardashian drama this offseason, Humphries could have been seen as a liability. However, he has been the complete opposite and proven that he is a solid NBA big man.
There are several playoff teams that could be interested in his services. Here is a look at some of those teams.
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The defending NBA Champions have gotten off to a slower start that they would have liked, though they have seemed to figure things out as of late.
One of the biggest players the Mavericks lost from their Championship team is Tyson Chandler. Chandler's role with the team was to do the dirty work by playing solid defense and rebounding. Kris Humphries specializes in doing the dirty work and could help replace Chandler, as Dallas looks to make a run at repeating.
Also, who wouldn't want to see Lamar Odom (Khloe Kardashian's husband) and Kris Humphries (Kim Kardashian's ex-husband) on the same team.
The Celtics have to make a decision soon of whether to make a run at winning the NBA Championship or start unloading their older talent and rebuilding for the future.
If they decide to take one more shot at the NBA Finals with their "big three," they could be interested in bringing in Humphries. Humphries would give the Celtics a hard-working post presence that they somewhat lost when they got rid of Kendrick Perkins.
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The recent trade rumors between the Magic and Nets have involved Dwight Howard. However, lately the Magic have been content with keeping Howard and trying to convince him to stay with them long term. One way the Magic can convince him to stay would be winning an NBA title.
The Magic are again one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference but need to improve if they want to compete with Miami and Chicago. Kris Humphries would be one way to improve. The Magic have Glen Davis and Ryan Anderson. However, Humphries would be an upgrade from Davis and Anderson is not a "dirty work" type of player.
Humphries would give them a big man, alongside Howard, to dominate the boards.
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The 76ers are one of the biggest surprises this season. They are in the top of the Eastern Conference; however, many feel they cannot compete with the Heat or Bulls in the playoffs. The 76ers can try and boost their roster and add Kris Humphries.
Philadelphia is a "blue collar" type of team and Humphries fits right into that mix. The 76ers would give themselves another big man that is capable of playing defense, scoring and rebounding.
The Nets could possibly try and get back Evan Turner in the process and acquire a young talent that could benefit from more playing time.
San Antonio Spurs
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Another aging team that might look to make one more push towards an NBA title is the San Antonio Spurs. With older stars like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Richard Jefferson, the Spurs might not have many title runs left.
The Spurs currently do not have a player with double digits in rebounds and Humphries would give them that. The added depth would only help the Spurs as they look to compete with any team in the NBA.