NBA Roundup (July 19): Wizards gets Kris Humphries in trade with Celtics

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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick.

Humphries appeared in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, last season with Boston.

In 10 seasons with the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds.

Humphries had his best season in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Nets. He was selected with the 14th pick in the 2004 draft by the Jazz out of Minnesota.

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said Saturday that "Kris is a proven veteran and will be a versatile addition to our frontcourt."

Humphries was previously married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

On Friday, the Wizards re-signed forward Drew Gooden.

Bulls closing in on deal with guard Aaron Brooks

The Bulls are working to finalize an agreement with free-agent guard Aaron Brooks, according to league sources.

One source said the deal isn't finished but talks are in the advanced stages. Brooks, 29, would be added on a veteran's minimum exception to add scoring prowess in a reserve role.

A six-year NBA veteran who also played a season in China, Books has averaged 11.1 points and 3.4 assists for four teams. The 6-footer won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award in 2009-10 after averaging 19.8 points for the Rockets while starting all 82 games. He split time between the Rockets and Nuggets last season.

Coincidentally, the Nuggets acquired him after Nate Robinson suffered a knee injury. Now Brooks could be plugged into the reserve scoring role for the Bulls in which Robinson once shined.

Heat re-sign Chris 'Birdman' Andersen

MIAMI -- When Chris "Birdman" Andersen decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, he knew there would be interest from other teams.

All along, he wanted to stay put.

Andersen made it official when he signed a two-year, $10 million contract late Friday to remain with the Heat.

"It had been reported he had interest with other teams, but we always hoped to go back with the Miami Heat," said Mark Bryant, Andersen's agent.

Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes last year. He was hobbled most of the postseason because of hip, thigh and foot injuries, but still played in all but two games.

"We just know from our end that we wanted him," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We don't want to lose him. We've invested a lot of time in him and we think he's the perfect fit for our team, our organization, what he brings as a basketball player -- we want to continue this working relationship. It was a no-brainer for us to try to continue it."

The Heat now have 12 players under contract for the 2013-14 season. The three remaining roster spots are expected to be used on veterans willing to play for the minimum salary.

Clippers re-sign free-agent forward Glen Davis

LOS ANGELES -- Big Baby is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The team said Saturday that it has re-signed Glen Davis, who averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 23 games last season, when he joined the Clippers at the end of February.

The 28-year-old free-agent forward has also played for Orlando and Boston, where he and current Clippers coach Doc Rivers won the NBA championship in 2008.

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