It would be a low-risk move that would make the club better.
It's not practical to keep Humphries around. He's shooting a dismal 43 percent from the field, and Reggie Evans (who is getting more minutes) is a similar player. Evans actually ranks first in the NBA in rebounds per 48 minutes (19.3).
Then you have the Nets' shooting woes. Joe Johnson is the only player who is a legitimate threat from downtown this season. No other Nets player is shooting 36 percent or better from long range. As a result, Brooklyn is ranked 20th in the NBA in three-point percentage.
Gordon is not only shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc this season, he's shot 40.6 percent from downtown for his career. The ninth-year guard has historically been a dangerous deep threat.
Another thing. Gordon has been turnover-prone throughout his career, but he shouldn't be asked to create his own shot, anyway. As a spot-up shooter, he can fit into any team.
According to Broussard's report, the Nets would like to use Gordon off the bench as a sixth man. That's exactly the way you should use him.
He could also be used in a small-ball lineup consisting of Deron Williams, Johnson, Gerald Wallace and All-Star center Brook Lopez. Lopez's ability in the post naturally draws defenders, which could create good looks for Gordon from beyond the arc.
In the 111-86 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, the Nets shot 6-of-19 from downtown. Gordon isn't going to automatically make the Nets a title contender, but he does help in an area of need.
The Nets should take this trade in a heartbeat. Humphries is a small price to pay.
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