LAS VEGAS -- The musical chairs -- or upgrades depending on the view -- continue for the Wizards on Tuesday as they've reached a sign-and-trade agreement with the Boston Celtics to acquire Kris Humphries, CSNWashington.com has confirmed.
The deal has yet to be officially announced by the teams, but the Wizards would give up what's being called, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, "a deep future, protected second-round pick" that might never come to fruition. The teams haven't even settled on the year for the pick, either.
Humphries replaces Trevor Booker, who agreed to terms with the Utah Jazz earlier in the day. He leaves Washington after four years.
Humphries, 29, will get a three-year deal worth $13 million with a team option for the final year of the deal. Washington used its $8.6 million trade exception that was acquired in the deal that sent Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets over the weekend.
Humphries, CSNWashington.com has been told, will earn $4.3 million the first season. The rest of the trade exception can be used on Humphries for the second year which is $700,000 per year less expensive than Booker's deal with Utah which is for $5 million per year.
Washington still has two other trade exceptions for $1.2 million and $2.1 million. Exceptions have a one-year expiration date.
In 20 minutes per game in his only season with the Celtics, Humphries averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game that included 30 starts.
Humphries had his most success with the the-New Jersey Nets by averaging double-doubles in consecutive seasons from 2010-12.
While the Wizards are paying Humphries an average of $4.3 million per year, with the final not being fully guaranteed it gives them an option to get out of the deal for the summer of 2016.