That leaves the Nets with Shelden Williams who's on his sixth team in seven years and Johan Petro a player with more fouls (2.6) than field goals (2.1) per game in his career as their only centers.
With what will essentially be an empty hole at the 5, the Nets' starting power forward becomes even more important.
Know who that is? Kris Humphries, the most hated player in the league.
Humphries had a breakout year last year, outrebounding Lopez and averaging a double-double of 10.0 points and 10.4 boards.
In fact and this is often overshadowed by his absurd tabloid exploits Humphries charted as one of the best rebounders in the league, grabbing the second-highest percentage of available boards, behind only Kevin Love.
At least by this metric, that means he was a better rebounder than Dwight Howard. (He also posted the 20th-best block percentage in the league, meaning he's not quite a one-trick pony.)
Last year, the Nets' second-best rebounder was Brook Lopez, who snagged six a game. After that, it's their point guard Deron Williams and four guys who are no longer Nets.
Which means Kris Humphries should be a huge piece of a mediocre-at-best Nets squad in 2011-12.
Hope you don't hate him too much!
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