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Reports: Bobcats, Nets battling for free-agent forward Kris Humphries

Given that the Brooklyn Nets needed someone to take Kris Humphries off their hands in order to facilitate a trade for Dwight Howard, it seems odd that they are now focused on re-signing him. Worse for the Nets, they have competition for Humphries' services.

Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer tweets:


Humphries reportedly wants a multiyear deal, and both the Bobcats and the Nets are happy to oblige, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein:


If those numbers are accurate, the Bobcats may have to sweeten their offer to get Humphries, who averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds last season, to fly south -- unless he feels more secure moving on than remaining in Brooklyn as trade bait.

UPDATE: David Aldridge of NBA.com says that Humphries appears likely to stay with the Nets.

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