Utah Jazz: Nets shift trade focus to Paul Millsap, Kris Humphries could return to Utah

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013 11:00 a.m. MST

Utah's Paul Millsap drives on Serge Ibaka as the Jazz and the Thunder play Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Energy Solutions arena.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly been trying to acquire Josh Smith or Ben Gordon, but the New York Daily News reports that those talks have stalled and the Nets are now focusing on a trade for Utah's Paul Millsap.

According to the report, the Nets offered Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks to Atlanta for Smith, but the Hawks are reportedly seeking a better deal.

ESPN reported last week that the Nets were in talks with Charolette to trade Humphries for Gordon, but those talks have also cooled.

The Nets seem eager to trade Humphries, and a trade for Millsap could see Humphries return to the Jazz, the team that drafted him in 2004. Humphries played two seasons in Utah, averaging 3.6 points and 11.6 minutes per game before being traded to the Toronto Raptors. Last season, Humphries averaged 13.8 points, 11 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, all career highs.

Ryan Carreon is a web editor for DeseretNews.com. E-mail him at rcarreon@desnews.com

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