SEPTEMBER 25: Humphries has officially signed with the Sixers, the team announced today in a press release.
SEPTEMBER 22: Free agent big man Kris Humphries is planning to sign a contract for training camp with the Sixers, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical. It will be a non-guaranteed deal, league sources tell Charania.
Humphries, one of the more notable veterans remaining on the free agent market, spent the 2016/17 season with the Hawks, appearing in 56 regular season contests and averaging 4.6 PPG and 3.7 RPG in a limited role (12.3 MPG) with the club.
The 32-year-old now has 13 years of NBA experience under his belt, having played for the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets, Celtics, Wizards, Suns, and Hawks since entering the league as a lottery pick in 2004.
As I noted earlier today in our story about Jacob Pullen‘s deal with the Sixers, a regular season roster spot may be hard to come by in Philadelphia this fall, with 12 players on fully guaranteed contracts and Robert Covington, Richaun Holmes, and T.J. McConnell the frontrunners for the final three spots.
Still, it’s possible that the Sixers will waive or trade a player to create an opening before the regular season begins. Charania suggests that – after a pair of strong workouts for the 76ers – Humphries will have an opportunity to make the club’s opening night roster.
Once they finalize the signing of Humphries, the Sixers will be up to 19 players, including 18 on NBA contracts and one on a two-way deal.