The Charlotte Bobcats and Brooklyn Nets have had discussions about a possible trade of shooting guard Ben Gordon for power forward Kris Humphries, two NBA sources confirmed.

The possible deal, first reported by, does not appear to be imminent. It would address the Bobcats’ size and rebounding problems while giving up perimeter scoring, where the Bobcats are relatively strong.

Making a deal work under salary-cap rules would be easy because Gordon and Humphries have comparable contracts. Humphries makes $12 million this season, while Gordon makes $12.4 million. Both players have one season beyond this one on their deals.

The Bobcats pursued Humphries last summer in free agency before he re-signed with the Nets. His season averages – six points and 6.4 rebounds – are well off his previous two seasons, when he averaged a double-double in points and rebounds.

His role has diminished considerably, with interim Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo increasingly turning to Reggie Evans at power forward. Humphries played six, 21 and seven minutes in his past three games.

If he can regain his rebounding form, he’d certainly help: The Bobcats are 24th among 30 NBA teams in rebounds per game and are second-worst in the league in allowing opponent offensive boards (12.6 per game).