By Sonya Magett, EnStarz | Jul 17, 2012 12:46 PM EDT
Power forward Kris Humphries agreed to return to the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. The Nets didn't disclose the terms of the deal but Humphries reportedly agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract.
"Kris has been a very consistent player for us over the past two years," Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. "He has developed into one of the top rebounding forwards in the league, and we are very pleased to welcome him back."
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When asked whether he'd be interested in being signed by the Nets again, Kris, 27,exclusively told HollywoodLife.com, "I am one of those few guys that played with the Nets when they moved to Newark, and I have really been a part of it the whole way. It would be nice to play there and it would be nice to be a part of it."
Playing on a one-year, $8 million contract last season, the 27-year-old averaged career highs of 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.
The eight-year veteran, drafted with the 14th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2004 draft, has career averages of 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Humphries, who also has played with the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks, originally joined the Nets as a result of a midseason trade in the 2009-10 season.
The 6-foot-9 Humphries had been rumored to be part of the complicated trade talks that failed to bring Dwight Howard to Brooklyn. but a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
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