NBA Roundtable

Nets Keep Humphries

In Free Agency on December 21, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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.

And notes

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.

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