Humphries to Wiz in sign-and-trade
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It looks like the Celtics will generate at least a trade exception for facilitating Kris Humphries' deal with the Wizards, writes Chris Forsberg. Story
Humphries is expected to sign a three-year, $13 million contract. The Wizards and Celtics are finalizing the details of the sign-and-trade agreement.
The deal was first reported by Bleacher Report.
Humphries averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds over 19.9 minutes per game last season. Acquired as part of the blockbuster deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn, Humphries earned a team-high $12 million last season and emerged as a locker-room leader while nurturing the development of Boston's younger talent.
Humphries took to Twitter to say he's ready to get started with his new team by calling out the address of Verizon Center -- the Wizards' home arena.
601 F Street NW. #work- Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) July 15, 2014
The Celtics, stocked with young talent at power forward, were not expected to re-sign Humphries this summer. It seems likely that Boston will receive a trade exception as part of the sign-and-trade agreement with Washington.