Kris Humphries to Re-Sign With the Nets for $7-8 Million

Celebrity News Dec. 20, 2011 AT 5:29PM
Kris Humphries to Re-Sign With the Nets for $7-8 Million Credit: Michael Stewart/WireImage.com

Kim Kardashian's future ex-husband is on the verge of gainful employment!

Kris Humphries is set to re-sign with the New Jersey Nets for a one-year deal of $7 to $8 million, NBA sources confirmed to the New York Post on Tuesday. He is expected to rejoin his old team as early as Wednesday night in a preseason game with the New York Knicks.

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The 6-foot-9 basketball star, 26, had been out of a job for months due to the recently resolved NBA lockout, and his jobless days coincided with his ill-fated marriage to Kardashian, 31, which lasted just 72 days before she filed for divorce Oct. 31.

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Earlier this month, Humphries countered Kardashian's divorce papers by filing for annulment, claiming their much-publicized union was a "fraud."

In the interim before his re-signing, Humphries also landed an endorsement deal with Sector watches said to be worth about $150,000.

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"Through everything I've just focused on family and preparing for basketball," he said on a Dec. 9 appearance on Good Morning America. "Basketball is something I take really seriously and I continue to do that. You know, I'm just moving forward."

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