NBA: Wizards acquire Humphries from Celtics
WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick.
Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston.
In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds.
Humphries had his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Nets. He was selected with the 14th pick in the 2004 draft by the Jazz out of Minnesota.
Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said Saturday that “Kris is a proven veteran and will be a versatile addition to our frontcourt.”
Humphries was previously married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
On Friday, the Wizards re-signed forward Drew Gooden.
Heat re-sign ‘Birdman’ Andersen
MIAMI — When Chris “Birdman” Andersen decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, he knew there would be interest from other teams.
All along, he wanted to stay put.
Andersen made it official when he signed a two-year, $10 million contract late Friday to remain with the Heat.
“It had been reported he had interest with other teams, but we always hoped to go back with the Miami Heat,” said Mark Bryant, Andersen’s agent.
Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes last year. He was hobbled most of the postseason because of hip, thigh and foot injuries, but still played in all but two games.
By wire sources
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