After Sam Amico of FOX Sports tweeted that the Nets had "secured Kris Humphries-for-Ben Gordon trade with Bobcats, but waiting to see what happens with Hawks' Josh Smith first," the front office went into overdrive. Sources strongly denied the report to multiple writers, even noting that the deal was dead.
Here's a sampling...
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Brooklyn Nets are no longer considering a deal for Charlotte's Ben Gordon, league source tells Y! Sports.
Howard Beck: Received an emphatic denial that Nets have agreed to any Humphries/Gordon deal. They don't want Gordon, period.
David Aldridge: As @Howard Beck reported, Nets strongly--"100 percent"--deny reports of Humphries/Gordon trade. They told CHA Wed. nothing would happen.
Gordon was offered to the Nets nearly a month ago. He and coach Mike Dunlap have continued to clash and his production tailed off. Gordon is owed $13.2 million next season, making a one-for-one deal easy under the CBA.
Meanwhile, Marc Stein reports that the Nets made a play for Ersan Ilyasova apparently as they were playing the Bucks.
"Nets have made play this week for Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova, I'm told, but their trusty Kris Humphries/MarShon Brooks bundle was rejected."
Reports: Humphries-for-Gordon deal off - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York