Kris Humphries has been the subject of NBA trade rumors for months, often finding himself linked to the Orlando Magic in sign-and-trade deals that would have netted the Brooklyn Nets Dwight Howard. It seems that Humphries is about to remove himself from all that drama though and re-sign with the Nets for a nice pay raise.
According to ESPN, Humphries and the Nets have agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract. It's a short-term deal, but it takes Humphries off the open market and pays him quite well to return. After making $8 million on a one-year contract last season, the Nets showed Humphries that they do value him as more than just a trade chip.
Getting Humphries to come back makes this team even stronger, especially with Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez considered to be the starting five for next year. That's a pretty impressive roster that can put up some points and play great defense on the other end of the court. It's definitely a team that is good enough to deep into the Eastern Conference Playoffs next season.
After averaging 13.8 points and 11 rebounds per game last season, it was a bit surprising to see the Nets wait so long to get him signed to a new deal. Now that they have settled all that nonsense, the team can start worrying about the game plan.
Are you glad that NBA trade rumors involving Kris Humphries are coming to a close? Do you think that the Brooklyn Nets have enough talent to win the NBA title next season?