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Nets give Kris Humphries two-year deal

07/17/2012 11:30 AM ET
By Lou DiPietro
The Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday that they have agreed in principle to a two-year deal with power forward Kris Humphries.

While terms of the deal were not released by GM Billy King, multiple sources have reported the deal will be worth $24 million. Humphries played on a one-year, $8 million deal last season with the Nets.

The 27-year-old forward originally came to New Jersey in a January 2010 trade with Dallas, and has set career highs in both points and rebounds in back-to-back years, going for 10.0 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in 2010-11 and then 13.4 and 11.0 last season.

His re-signing seemingly completes a revamped starting five for Brooklyn, which is likely to consist of new acquisition Joe Johnson and the re-upped quarter of Humphries, Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, and Gerald Wallace.

In addition to Humphries, the Nets also officially signed swingman Jerry Stackhouse on Monday, and the New York Post reports that shooting guard Keith Bogans – who played in five games last season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury – will also be re-signed this week.

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