As originally reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year deal with the Wizards worth $13 million and Washington is agreeing on terms for a sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics. The Wizards are expected to send Boston part of the $8.5 million trade exception they earned by signing-and-trading Ariza to the Houston Rockets.
Earlier Tuesday morning, free agent Trevor Booker agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Utah Jazz. By adding Humphries to make up for the loss of their backup rebounder and hustle guy, the Wizards may have actually upgraded here:
The third year of Humphries’ contract will be a team option and at this price, this is a pretty smart deal for the Wizards. After nabbing Paul Pierce for two years and $11 million and refusing to overpay to keep Trevor Ariza around, Washington has quietly had a very good offseason. The Wizards also re-signed Marcin Gortat to a five-year, $60 million deal.
Humphries is a physical, hustle machine kind of big man who cleans up the glass and gets his points from doing the gritty work in the paint. In 10 seasons in the NBA, Humphries has career averages of 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. In his best season in 2011-12 with the New Jersey Nets, Humphries averaged 13.8 points, 11 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.
Humphries has averaged over 10 rebounds per-36 minutes in each of the last 7 seasons… Rebound and be an enforcer for Wall & Wiz Kids.
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) July 15, 2014