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After everything, Kris Humphries likely ends up with Brooklyn

Jul 14, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

Kris Humphries AP

He might have gone to Orlando. Then there were talks with Cleveland to facilitate a bigger trade with Orlando. Charlotte reached out and wanted to talk deal.

But after a pretty crazy couple of weeks, it looks like Kris Humphries will be back with the Nets next season, reports Howard Beck of the New York Times.

They are working to re-sign Kris Humphries, their starting power forward, who appears likely to return after flirting with the Charlotte Bobcats.

General Manager Billy King said a deal with Humphries was “close,” but added, “It’s a process.” He also confirmed that the Nets were working on a deal with Jerry Stackhouse, the veteran guard.

The Nets simply can offer more money. The Nets are offering two-years at $20 million or three years at $26 million, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

I’ll ignore his choice in women and say that on the court he is a quality NBA power forward. Last season he gave the Nets 13.8 points and 11 rebounds a game (rebounding matters playing next to Brook Lopez) with an above-average PER of 17.8. He’s no All-Star, but he’s a good NBA player who turns 27, so the three-year deal the Nets are offering sounds like a good match.

Look for this to get done soon.

  1. tannethrill - Jul 14, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    From the Nets perspective at least they were able to hold onto the assets they used as bait. In fact these guys are choosing to come back after that which really should leave no bad feelings because it’s their choice to return. Him and Lopez obviously

  2. beagle11 - Jul 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    This guy is a solid rotation player. PERIOD. Good on the Nets to keep him

  3. md228010 - Jul 14, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    A double double+ each game gets you 10 mill per year. I’d say that sounds about right if he can keep his personal life out of the media and out of Brooklyn basketball. No more Kanye bicker.

  4. saint1997 - Jul 14, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    He will probably leave after 72 days…

  5. Jecurb - Jul 15, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    I say let him continue to have his fun in the sun (and in the media). The guy put up some very solid numbers in the midst of all of that mess without being a go-to player. Withe the type of players that Brooklyn has assembled, they will need some workhorses and he seems to have made a solid name for himself on that tip.

  6. tomtravis76 - Jul 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Kanye West is a punk, his little ass would never say anything to Humphries face to face. Humphries has become a solid 4 in the league. He woud have been perfect on the Heat.

    The Clippers roster better keep an eye out, Kim now has an in.

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