Wizards officially acquire Kris Humphries for 2nd round pick

Wizards officially acquire Kris Humphries for 2nd round pick
July 19, 2014, 7:15 pm
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The Wizards officially announced the acquisition of forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick.

Terms were not announced. CSNwashington.com previous reported that Humphries, 29, will get a three-year deal worth $13 million with a team option for the final year of the deal. Washington used its $8.6 million trade exception that was acquired in the deal that sent Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets.

The 6-foot-9 big man joins Washington's interior rotation off the bench with Drew Gooden, DeJuan Blair and Kevin Seraphin. The Wizards signed Humphries within hours of Trevor Booker leaving for a deal with the Utah Jazz.

“Kris is a proven veteran and will be a versatile addition to our frontcourt, giving us the option to use him as either a power forward or a center,” said Grunfeld.  “His ability to run the floor, rebound and score from both inside and outside make him a good fit for our roster.” 

In 20 minutes per game and 30 starts in his only season with the Celtics, Humphries averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. The 14th selection in the 2004 draft averaged double-doubles in consecutive seasons from 2010-12. 

In addition to Boston, the 10-year veteran had previous stints with Utah, Toronto, Dallas, New Jersey and Brooklyn. Humphries tweeted about his new place of employment earlier in the week.

For more on Humphries and the fit with the Wizards, check out other posts from this week herehere and here.

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