Mar 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) reacts to a dunk against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter of Indiana

Washington Wizards Sign-And-Trade For Kris Humphries

After losing Trevor Ariza and Trevor Booker in the course of a week and bringing in only Paul Pierce to make up for it, the Washington Wizards are doing their best to fill up the forward position.

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:

Rk Player Season MP FG% FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PTS
1 Trevor Booker 2013-14 21.6 .551 .618 5.3 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.8 6.8
2 Kris Humphries 2013-14 19.9 .501 .813 5.9 1.0 0.4 0.9 0.9 8.4
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/15/2014.

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.

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