Might the Nets actually be interested in trading for Chris Singleton?

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ESPN.com suggests that the Nets should trade for Chris Singleton.

It's an interesting thought, but there's no real indication that the Nets are actually interested in trading for Wizards second-year forward Chris Singleton.

Per a rumor on ESPN.com -- yes, just a rumor -- Joe Kaiser muses that the Nets, along with the Utah Jazz, should consider trading for the "defensive-minded" Singleton, who seems to have lost the faith of his head coach, Randy Wittman.

The trade speculation came after Singleton picked up four straight DNP-CDs (Did Not Play-Coach's Decision).

Kaiser writes:

With Singleton not even playing, we have to wonder if any other teams might be interested in dealing for him. After all, there aren't a whole lot of players like him around the league; Singleton's an affordable young, defensive-minded big who can play both forward positions. Some of the league's middle-class teams like Utah and Brooklyn that are in need of defensive improvement at the forward positions might have interest in working out a deal for Singleton.

Sure, it makes some sense, as the Nets could use a big, athletic wing off the bench who can play some defense.

However, again, this is all a matter of speculation. Even on the Wizards' part. Singleton is just 23 years old, and a former first-round draft pick. It's not as if there isn't expected to be some inconsistencies from a player in just his second year in the league.

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