Kris Humphries has re-signed with the Brooklyn Nets: a 2 year, $24 million contract. This move solidifies Brooklyn’s opening day roster: Deron Williams at point guard, Joe Johnson at shooting guard, Gerald Wallace at small forward, Kris Humphries at power forward, and Brook Lopez at center. PF Mirza Teletovic and SG MarShon Brooks should get substantial playing time off the bench.
Although undersized, Humphries is a very good rebounder who can score in transition, catch passes, and finish with dunks. Humphries’ talent level certainly does not warrant a $24 million contract over 2 years, but the Nets billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov won’t really care that he is overpaying him. Humphries has averaged double doubles the last two seasons. Humphries was a fan favorite last season after having a reality TV disaster, marrying and divorcing Kim Kardashian in 72 days.
With Humphries and Gerald Wallace, the Nets will start forwards who are very rebounders. The Nets will probably need both of them more for their rebounding and defense than their scoring. Brook Lopez is an excellent center on offense, but below average at defense and rebounding.