Humphries happy to be back with new-look Nets
Friday, July 20, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- After going through NBA free agency for a second straight year and hearing offers from a handful of different teams, Kris Humphries only wanted one thing -- to be a member of the Brooklyn Nets. He received his wish, and on Friday, as Brooklyn continued its offseason deluge of press conferences, Humphries was re-introduced to the media.
"It's a nature of the business, but I always wanted to be back," said Humphries, who signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Nets this week. "There were a lot of things floated out there and I had to explore other things. But this is where I wanted to be. A lot of things went through my mind, but I wasn't close to making a decision.
"This all came together at the right time."
Humphries, who signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Nets last December, just as the lockout-shortened training camp was reaching an end, had career high averages of 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds in 62 games last season.