Kris Humphries Signs $13 Million Contract With Wizards

Kris Humphries takes his talents to Washington.
By Alexandra Zaslow
  • In brief
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  • SB Nation has the details…

    The following excerpt is from Kris Humphries, Wizards Agree to $13 Million Contract

    Kris Humphries is headed to the Washington Wizards on a three-year contract that will pay the veteran power forward $13 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The signing comes just after the Wizards lost power forward Trevor Booker to the Utah Jazz.

    Humphries turns 30 this season and will be expected to provide rebounding and interior toughness on Washington’s second unit. He has averaged double-digit rebounds twice in his career. Last season, Humphries shot a career high 50 percent from the field in 69 games for the Boston Celtics.

    This will be Humphries’ 11th season in the NBA after being selected No. 14 overall in the 2004 draft. He averaged 8.4 points per game for the Celtics last season.

  • Bullets Forever tell us about his year…

    The following is an excerpt from Wizards Acquire Kris Humphries From Celtics in Sign and Trade

    Humphries had a good year for Boston, shooting the ball extremely well and defending competently in Boston’s conservative schemes. He’s never been all that quick, doesn’t have three-point range and can believe in his own offensive game more than he should, but he’s a good fit offensively, particularly if used as a center like Boston did. He’s also more insurance in case when Nene gets injured again. He’s cheaper than Booker over what essentially is the same number of years.

    The Wizards now have 10 players under contract, not including Garrett Temple, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin, and they might keep a spot open in case Al Harrington wants to keep playing. Those 10 guys combine for about $67 million in salary, so there’s still about $10 million available under the luxury tax to fill out the roster based on my rough calculations.

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