Position: Power Forward
Experience: 8 Seasons
2012-13 Season Averages: 15.38 PER, 24.0 MPG, 7.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 0.8 BPG
This one is merely speculative, but it certainly makes sense.
Kris Humphries has carved out a status as one of the NBA's most ferocious rebounders. He's averaged at least 12.0 rebounds per 40 minutes in every season since 2010 and presently sits at 12.5 in 2012-13.
Unfortunately, he's only averaging 24.0 minutes per game and is seeing his playing time decrease every time out.
A major reason for this development has been the progress made by Andray Blatche, who is averaging 17.8 points and 9.0 rebounds over his past five games. As soon as Brook Lopez returns to the rotation, it's likely Blatche will take Humphries' spot in the rotation.
Thus creating the opportunity for a trade.
The most ideal fit would have to be the Boston Celtics, who continue to rank dead last in the NBA in offensive rebounding. The chance that the Nets trade a top rebounder to a division rival, however, is rather slim.
Especially considering Humphries and Rajon Rondo were recently involved in a suspension-garnering scuffle.
For that reason, the top two fits may just be the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors.
Toronto is looking to move Andrea Bargnani, which could lead Brooklyn to entering a three-team deal. They don't need Bargnani, but they could pick up a draft choice or a young 4 if the chips fall into place.
As for Portland, they lack depth at every single position. Adding Humphries would certainly lessen the pressure on LaMarcus Aldridge.