Report: Celtics, Wizards Working To Complete Sign-And-Trade For Kris Humphries
BOSTON (CBS) — Kris Humphries has reportedly signed a three-year deal with the Washington Wizards, who are currently working on completing a sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics.
Humphries will get a three-year, $13 million deal from Washington, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The third year of the contract is reportedly a team option.
The forward started 30 of the 69 games he appeared in for the Celtics during the 2013-14 season, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game. Though he had a reputation of filling the tabloids thanks to his failed marriage to Kim Kardashian, “Hump” was a professional in his only season in Boston despite not having a clear role on the team.
The Celtics acquired Humphries, who made $12 million last season, as part of their blockbuster deal with the Brooklyn Nets which sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn last summer.
The Wizards signed Pierce with their mid-level exception over the weekend, which is why a sign-and-trade is necessary for them to add Humphries.
It’s unclear what the Celtics will receive in return for Humphries, but it will likely be a trade exception or future draft picks.
The 14th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, Humphries has averaged 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over his 10-year career. Washington will be the sixth different franchise Humphries has played for in his career.
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