Adrian Wojnarowski reports
Free agent Kris Humphries signed a one-year deal for $8 million to remain with the New Jersey Nets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Humphries envisioned getting $10 million annually on a long-term contract, but that market clearly wasn’t available. The Nets have been careful about offering multiyear deals this offseason, choosing to keep salary-cap space available for the pursuit of possible free agent Dwight Howard next summer.
Silly money for Kris Humphries.
- A fairly limited offensive threat at the four.
- A weak defender as a starter who is regularly out-done athletically by quicker more explosive fours or bigger longer fours.
- A quality rebounder who had a career season last year. May or may not be able to repeat (I am doubtful myself).
I’d rate him at around $3 million per annum. So the Nets overpaid by quite a large margin.
Hard to figure out who they were bidding against given the lack of competition out there at this stage in free agency.
Furthermore, I am pretty disappointed that they weren’t able to agree a deal with Andrei Kirilenko. AK-47 is a much more talented player and would have added a lot more to the Nets plus he likely would have cost a similar amount of money. Too bad.