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Kris Humphries may think he’s worth more than he actually is

Jun 27, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

Kris Humphries AP

Kris Humphriessomehow the most hated man in the NBA, because he married poorly — is a free agent. He can bring 13.8 points and 11 rebounds, some good and efficient production, to the highest bidder.

But what Humphries thinks that bid should be and what the rest of the NBA thinks could be different things.

From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News on twitter.

Kris Humphries has told anybody who’d listen that he wants to return to the Nets, but Billy King hinted today that’s unrealistic unless he’s willing to back off his salary expectations. Reminded about Humphries’ desire to play in Brooklyn next season, King threw in a little jab (referencing a article in which Humphries said he wants to play for Team USA). “We’ll be in discussion with him and see what numerical number he’s looking for. He also said he wants to play for the Olympic team too,” King said.

As Bondy said, we need to be fair to Humphries on the Olympics question — a reporter asked him if he wanted to play in the Olympics, what is he going to say?

Humphries made $8 million last season, a big jump from previous years. My guess is he gets a multi-year deal in that range. But if he’s asking for a lot more in this NBA economy, he may be very disappointed.

  1. knightrider1755 - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    That Kardashian crap has hurt his image and his standing in the NBA. He has basically shot himself in the foot. With the divorce up in the air and the FBI investigating his ex-girlfriend, Kris has become a punchline. No team wants that much attention surrounding it or any of its players, particularly during the season. His best bet is to accept the first reasonable offer and call it a day.

    • mutigersorsfninersfootball - Jun 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      For this deal watch TMZ. Jay-Z is part owner of the Nets, his best friend Kanye West is currently dating Kim Kardashian. Kris is suing Kim and telling inside secrets about her life. Translation no large deal for Kris

      • nokoolaidcowboy - Jun 28, 2012 at 5:58 AM

        So Kris may actually be playing with those two herpes carriers sitting court side? That would be comical!

    • badintent - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      Why is the FBI investigating Kim ? Secret mic implants ? EPA violation of carbon emissions out of her fat butt. Please give more details.

      • nokoolaidcowboy - Jun 28, 2012 at 6:54 AM

        No, they are investigating his ex-girl – Kardashian is his ex-wife. After Kris broke up with his wife he went out with another chick. And I believe that when he tried to break up with her, she tried to black mail him or something.

        Bottom line is that Humphries is TMZ fodder!

  2. thetooloftools - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    All he is going to end up being is a “trivial” question someday.

  3. bparmalee - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    How much does he want??? I mean Tyrus Thomas is making 8+ mill, Okafor 13+ and Humphries can’t get a long term deal because he got sham married by a Kardashian?? Not every guy out there is putting up 14 and 11 so someone should want to bring this guy in.

    • drobstad - Jun 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      And those contracts you mentioned are good contracts?

      • bparmalee - Jun 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

        No but my point was if Tyrus Thomas can get 8+ in a long term deal that someone should give Humphries at least a 3 year deal. I just find it strange that his off court… non-criminal… situation is impacting his ability to get a contract.

  4. birdsflynorth206 - Jun 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    He will get you a double double every night, some one will give him what he wants

  5. therealhtj - Jun 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    I didn’t realize there was a Special Olympics this summer.

  6. acdc363 - Jun 27, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    I love him im fantasy.

  7. cantonbound13 - Jun 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    If only Isaih Thomas was a gm, Humphries might have gotten a max deal.

  8. proballerslounge - Jun 27, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    no 1 draft picks in recent history who suck!

    • tubal22 - Jun 28, 2012 at 12:44 AM

      Quit spamming your lame blog.

  9. steelyres211 - Jun 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    It only takes one GM to make him an offer well above market value and there are plenty of GM’s like that in the NBA, as we see every year.

  10. herkulease - Jun 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    The headline is moronic. What sane person would think they are worth less than they actually are.

    Looking around the NBA you see so many guys who are overpaid and under perform why wouldn’t Kris be thinking he should get a piece of the action.

    He’s been bringing it the last two season for 11 million dollars total while guys like Rashard Lewis has mailed it in and collected 40 million, and looking at another 46 million.

  11. mcjon22 - Jun 27, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    “Kris Humphries may think he’s worth more than he actually is”

    Kim Kardahian’s phat ‘assets’ agree

  12. 6thsense79 - Jun 28, 2012 at 6:31 AM

    When it comes to big men (PFs and Cs) and the NBA I never under estimate what a GM will be willing to over pay. Humpheries average 14 and 11? Someone will be willing to over pay. Years ago Eric Dampier finagled a similar season into a near max contract from the Dallas Mavs (at the expense of not re signing Steve Nash)…

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