Re-signing Kris Humphries is a Nets’ priority this season, and his chances of staying have improved.

The Nets reportedly were interested in the Hornets’ David West, but he tore his ACL on Thursday. It’s doubtful they will take a chance on West if he opts out of his contract.

The other big power forward who could be a free agent, Zach Randolph, is said to be close to signing an extension with Memphis.

All along, Humphries, who is averaging 10 points and 10.3 rebounds, has said he wants to stay, and Avery Johnson has said he wants the hard-working power forward to be a part of his "program." Of course, they will have to agree on a figure after the new collective bargaining agreement is reached.