The Brooklyn Nets are looking for a way to space the floor — they take the seventh most threes in the NBA, 21.7 a game, but shoot just 34.8 percent (21st in the league). Teams clog the lane on the Nets, try to take away Brook Lopez and easy driving lanes for Deron Williams.
The Charlotte Bobcats need… what don’t they need? But sure, they could use more presence inside.
So the two are talking trade, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN.
Sources: Nets & Bobcats discussing Ben Gordon for Kris Humphries trade. Nothing imminent but talks ongoing. Story on espn.con shortly
Humphries is averaging 6 points and 6.4 rebounds a game, his shooting percentage has fallen off to 42.4 (worst for him in five years) and he is playing a smaller role in Brooklyn. He remains better known for having been married to Kim Kardashian for 72 days than he does for his game.
Gordon is scoring 13.1 points a game and is shooting 41.7 percent from three (which is what should intrigue Brooklyn). On a Bobcats team that needs points Gordon has the green light and he’s played fairly efficiently with it despite having to take on more of the offense on him.
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Tonight the NBA All-Star Game starters will be announced. Then the coaches have a week to vote and the rest of the roster will be put together by them.
This year should see a few first-time All-Stars, guys bursting on the scene and grabbing fans attention — so we asked people on Twitter who they most wanted to see in his first All-Star Game and I break it down in this PBT Extra.
The winner? Giannis Antetokounmpo with 45 percent of the vote. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, he’s second in the fan voting for the frontcourt in the East (behind only LeBron James). Good news for those fans, the Greek Freak is almost guaranteed to be a starter, he’s getting plenty of media votes and likely a lot from the players as well.
Second place in the poll? Joel Embiid of the Sixers. I’d love to see him, but will players and media members vote in a guy on a minutes restriction? Will the coaches pick him for that same reason? He is on the bubble.