Humphries wants to stay

April, 24, 2012
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Even though they’re moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn next season, Kris Humphries wants to stay with the Nets.

“Of course,” Humphries replied when asked if he wants to re-sign with the Nets. “I think everyone wants to come back and be a part of Brooklyn. But we understand that we probably won’t have the same exact team as this year, so hopefully, as many guys as possible can be a part of it.”

The Nets, though, could be headed in another direction. Sources have told ESPN NewYork.com that the team will pursue free agents Kevin Garnett, Ryan Anderson and Ersan Ilyasova in the offseason.

Then again, they were trying to upgrade the power forward position in 2011-12, but ended up bringing Humphries back in as a fallback. Playing on a one-year, $8 million contract, the 27-year-old has averaged career-highs of 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

The Nets expect to have around $8 million in cap space if Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Gerald Wallace come back.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Joe Johnson
PTS AST STL MIN
16.7 3.8 1.0 34.9
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 8.0
AssistsD. Williams 6.8
StealsD. Williams 1.1
BlocksB. Lopez 1.6