Kris Humphries Signs 2-Year, $24 Million Contract With Nets, According To Report

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 02: Kris Humphries #43 of the New Jersey Nets grabs the rebound before Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics on March 2, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets made sure big man Kris Humphries will stay around by inking him to a contract worth $12 million a year.

Kris Humphries has a new contract with the Brooklyn Nets, and it's quite a hefty one. From Marc Stein of ESPN:

Humphries isn't a bad player by anybody's standards: the established rebounder had the best year of his career, averaging a legitimate double-double, 13.8 and 11 and displaying more consistency than OBLIGATORY JOKE ABOUT HIS SHORT MARRIAGE TO KIM KARDASHIAN. But $12 million a year seems a little steep.

Humphries and Brook Lopez were the two keys to the three-team trade with Orlando and Cleveland that fell apart as the Nets tried to land Dwight Howard. When that fell through, Brooklyn re-upped Lopez with a max contract, and now they've hit Humphries with $24 million over two years -- meaning the Nets are under contract to pay the two bigs a combined $85 million. Humphries and Lopez isn't a perfect consolation prize for missing out on Howard, but the Nets could've done worse than those two, Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Gerald Wallace.

For more on the Nets, check out NetsDaily and SB Nation New York. For more updates on free agency, check out SBN's dedicated NBA hub.

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