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Report: Kris Humphries reaches deal to remain with Nets

Jul 17, 2012, 10:42 AM EDT

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This is the outcome Kris Humphries was pushing for and it looks like he got his wish.

The power forward is returning to the Nets, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Kris Humphries is staying with Nets on two-year deal valued at $24 million

Humphries had been close in negotiations with the Nets, the team’s GM Billy King said last week so this really isn’t a surprise. The Nets shopped him everywhere this summer — to Orlando, to Cleveland as part of an Orlando deal — plus teams like the Bobcats came calling (reportedly with three-years, $28 million). But Lopez always really wanted to be a Brooklyn hipster.

Is $12 million a year a bit high? Yes, but not wildly out of line as quality big men get overpaid in the NBA. This is a good move by the Nets — Humphries is a good NBA power forward. Last season he averaged 13.8 points and 11 rebounds a game, and you need a strong rebounder next to Brook Lopez (who also is returning to Brooklyn). Humphries is an above average PER of 17.8. He’s no All-Star, his choice in women is less than ideal, but he’s a good NBA player who turns 27, so a couple year deal is a good match.

  1. readysethike - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    yup definately overpaid and looking at the free agent market…there really was no one else available

  2. mulletcork - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Nice signing. A very underrated player, overshadowed by the Kardashian debacle. The Nets have put together a solid team here.

    • heat256 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      I agree. He got more playing time over the last two years, and averaged a double-double. Give him 30-35 min a game and he could be a 15-12 guy.

      • moseskkim - Jul 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM

        While he is a quality big man, he did 14 and 11 on a horrible team where he was the 3rd option on offense. He ain’t scoring much with dwill, jj, crash, lopez, brooks. Maybe something like 8 and 12

  3. yourfutureanalyst1 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    The Nets have a pretty good squad. D Will, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Brook Lopez and now the signing of Humphries. They have a decent bench thus far and with Avery Johnson coaching I think they are in good hands, plus Humphries is a solid rebounder who probably will never command the ball on offense but he probably will never have to with the Nets, and playing with a distributor like D Will he will get his touches and put points on the board when needed. This was a good signing.

  4. baron30 - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Onlyly three players averaged at least 13 points and 11 rebounds per game, and shot at least 48% percentr: Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and Kris Humphries

    …good fit next to lopez and will earn his money doing the dirty work.

    D-Will, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Hump, and Lopez…. that’s a legit starting 5. Probably battling for the 3-4 spot in the East.

    plus a decent bench in: Marshawn Brooks, Mirza Teletovic (top euro player), Reggie Evans, Tyshaun Taylor (R), C.J. Watson and Stack.

  5. paleihe - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Seems like a good deal to me. Rebounds, scores, and plays decent D. The Kardashian reference isn’t necessary, but he’s a good signing.

  6. exibitsman - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    The nets got a solid rebounder and a team player. Humphrey’s got a excellent 2 year contract 24 million

  7. cantonbound13 - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Atleast he picked the right Kardashian, unlike Lamar. Only problem is he married her.

    • cordae - Jul 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      That is probably the only thing ive seen you post and actually smiled at lol

      and Khloe is pretty large, isnt lamar like 6’8 or something? I seen them in a pic and she came to his shoulders,

  8. joroberts10 - Jul 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    So this pretty much has to rule out any chance of Dwight going to the Nets right? Unless the Magic and Nets were to do some sort of sign and trade, but the Magic don’t want any of the Nets players. And there is no way he could sign as a free agent, the Nets have so many big contracts(Humphries $12mill/yr, Lopez around $15mill/yr, Wallace $10/yr, Williams/Johnson $20mill/yr). That’s a lot of money

  9. atlcane513 - Jul 17, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Should Kris Humphries still be happy that Kanye West “didn’t have Jay drop him from the team”?

  10. dare9498 - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    “But Lopez always really wanted to be a Brooklyn hipster.”

    Wow I had no idea we were talking about Brook Lopez.

  11. ashipinharbor - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    His choice in women is less than ideal? From what I understand, his treatment of women is the problem.

  12. isujames - Jul 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    @ ^ If she would have you comment guy, you would have her. Guranteed!

  13. thetooloftools - Jul 17, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Is it true he also got a seperate locker for his ego in this deal?

  14. ebrownwareagle - Jul 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    As a collective whole! Probably the 2nd Best Overall Starting Five in the East next season if not the Best!
    Pg- D Will
    Sg- J Johnson
    Sf- G Wallace
    Pf- C Hump
    C- B Lopez

    Let the debate begin!

  15. diablito0402 - Jul 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Well after that contract, maybe that goldigger will want him back, buuahahahah

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