Kris Humphries Hasn't Discussed Accepting 1-Year Deal To Facilitate Dwight Howard Trade, Agent Says

The complicated, multi-team scenario that could bring Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets depends on part on Kris Humphries' willingness to accept a one-year contract to be sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, Humphries' agent, Dan Fegan, told Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix that talk of him accepting a one-year offer is "ridiculous."

According to the current parameters of the trade, Humphries would be sent to Cleveland, along with other assets, to help make the trade work under the salary cap. However, Humphries, a free agent, would have to sign a new contract to make the trade work. The Cavaliers are not interested in keeping Humphries for multiple years; otherwise, they'd sign him outright with their cap space.

It's worth noting that Humphries wouldn't technically sign a one-year deal if he's traded. NBA rules require teams to give players contracts that last at least three years in any sign-and-trade arrangement. The loophole, though, is that only one of those three years must be guaranteed, so the contract acts as a de-facto one-year deal for the receiving team. The Nets exploited that loophole in the Joe Johnson trade by signing DeShawn Stevenson to a three-year deal with only one year guaranteed, then sending him to the Hawks.

You can track all the Dwight Howard trade drama by visiting this StoryStream. For more on the Nets, Magic, Cavs and Clippers, check out NetsDaily, Orlando Pinstriped Post, Fear The Sword and Clips Nation, respectively. The latest updates on all NBA news and rumors are at SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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