Report: Ben Gordon Possible Trade to the Brooklyn Nets?

Andy HuSenior Writer IIFebruary 8, 2013

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 19:  Ben Gordon #8 of the Charlotte Bobcats during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 19, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Bobcats 121-104.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Brooklyn Nets have the same expectations coming into the season as every other elite team in the NBA. They want to win a championship now, and it's certainly possible with their current roster.

However, they still want that extra player who may boost this team to the next level. To most around the league, they have exceeded expectations already with their 29-20 record, but the Nets haven't proven anything yet.

They are a good team, but they cannot compete with the upper echelon of teams yet. It may take some time for chemistry to develop, or perhaps they could try to acquire another high-caliber player.

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, he recently reported that a possible Ben Gordon for Kris Humphries trade may be in the works right now.

"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 said.

It won't be surprising if Humphries is traded, since his role and inconsistent minutes for Brooklyn made him trade bait. 

On the other hand, Gordon would be a quality addition for the Nets. The Nets have Joe Johnson and Deron Williams to make plays, but Gordon would give them a perimeter playmaker and shooter off of the bench.

MarShon Brooks would probably see his minutes limited even more if Gordon came to the Nets. Unless he's included in the deal, it's evident that the organization still doesn't have the complete trust of Brooks being a capable backup for Johnson right now.

With the Charlotte Bobcats, Gordon has averaged 13.1 points on 44 percent shooting in just 22 minutes of action per game. This translates to 21.4 points per 36 minutes, which could exceptionally boost the Nets' bench.

Humphries has seen his role reduced from last year, and with Reggie Evans and Andray Blatche yielding more and more minutes, he has become virtually expendable for the team. It's not a surprise the Nets are looking to deal him, especially since he's on a bloated contract.