Kris Humphries has endured a disastrous stretch of bad publicity recently, notably due to his divorce from reality star Kim Kardashian, but finally got a bit of good news on Tuesday when he resigned with the New Jersey Nets.
Humphries signed a one-year deal, for $7 to $8 million with the Nets on Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports.
The power forward was hoping for a long-term deal after averaging a daily double of 10 points and 10.4 rebounds per game last year with the Nets but the media scrutiny that has surrounded him after his divorce likely scared some teams away.
Humphries has been a mainstay in tabloids after his much-publicized marriage to Kardashian ended after a mere 72 days. The couple cited irrevocable differences, but has waged a war of words since the breakup went public.
Even on Tuesday, a source close to Kardashian told EarSucker, Kris has become so two-faced. In the past month, Kim has gotten to see a side of Kris she didn't want to believe existed. At first Kris agreed to make a joint statement about their split and then he changed his mind at the last minute.
Humphries has largely stayed mum on the subject, but did recently sit down with Good Morning America and said that he is trying to avoid the distractions and focus on basketball.
For me, it's just certain things happen in life and you've got to move forward, Humphries said. Through everything I'm just focused on family and preparing for basketball. Basketball has always been something I've taken really serious and I continue to do that and I'm just moving forward.
Humphries is expected to compete for the starting power forward position against Shelden Williams. The Nets could also add Andrei Kirilenko, who currently plays for a Russian basketball team.