The Minnesota Timberwolves have been relatively quiet this offseaon after being in the news nearly non-stop with Kevin Love trade rumors, but they are looking to get in on some free agency additions.
According to a report from Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN, the Timberwolves are interested in signing Kris Humphries on a one-year contract. This isn’t going to be a huge move, but Humphries did play fairly well with the Boston Celtics last season and would be a nice bench piece in Minnesota.
— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) July 3, 2014
Humphries hasn’t been one of the most hyped up free agents this offseason, but he is one of the best power forwards available at a reasonable price. He is an above average rebounder, and he can score the basketball as well. There is no doubt that he is one of the more underrated players in this free agent market, but whoever signs him will be very happy with the results that they get from him.
Last season with the Celtics, Humphries ended up playing in 69 regular season games and started in 30 of those appearances. He averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, but didn’t receive consistent minutes for the majority of the season. That being said, he did put up good numbers when Boston decided to give him a good number of minutes per game. His offensive game improved last year, and he put together a fairly nice mid-range game with the ability to grab rebounds and score off of put-backs.
It wouldn’t be too surprising to see Minnesota wrap up a deal in the near future. They are looking to bring in some depth at the power forward position with a Love trade likely coming at some point, and Humphries is the type of player to do just that. He may not be the starter, but he will be more than content to come off the bench if he is playing consistent minutes.