Recently there was an article on NetsDaily talking about how David West had a Q&A with the Star-Ledger. Some of the questions in the Q&A were about him potentially joining the Nets in 2011 - since he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
I have been seeing many articles on how David West is probably the best free agent available this summer and how the Nets signing him would make Deron Williams happy. The thing I dont understand about this line of thinking is that Kris Humphries can be re-signed for a more reasonable price and provides similar production to West. Re-signing Hump over West would also save the Nets enough money that they could potentially use to re-sign Sasha Vujacic this summer.
Humphries is averaging 15.8 ppg and 13.2 rpg since the Nets acquired Deron Williams. David West is averaging 18.8 ppg and 7.5 rpg this season and he happens to play with a pretty good point guard, Chris Paul, himself. So I ask you NetsDaily readers, why would we want to overpay for West when we can resign Humphries?
In addition to salary concerns and overall production, West will be 31 when next season starts. For comparison's sake, Humphries will only be 26 and seems to be a candidate for the NBA Most Improved Player Award in my opinion. Additionally, he has indicated he would like to stay with the Nets.
It just doesn't make any sense to me why we would want West if we can resign Humphries.