UPDATE: Kris Humphries Re-Signs With New Jersey Nets; More Than Doubles Previous Salary
First Published: December 21, 2011 11:28 AM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As Kris Humphries inches closer to putting his reality show days behind him, Kim Kardashian’s ex is heading back to his original career – basketball – and a hefty payday.
The New Jersey Nets announced on Wednesday they have re-signed Kris.
“Kris had a breakout season last year, and established himself as one of the premier rebounders in the league,” Nets General Manager Billy King said in a statement. “We look forward to his continued progress and his addition will certainly add stability to our frontcourt rotation.”
The team did not disclose terms of Kris’ contract, but a source tells Access Hollywood that the basketball star’s deal is more than double his last reported salary.
The team has offered Kris a one-year deal worth about $8 million.
His most recent salary was a reported $3.2 million per year.
The Hump has been playing professionally since 2004, when he earned, per USA Today, $1.4 million playing as a rookie with the Utah Jazz.
He began playing for the Nets in 2009, earning a reported $2.9 million.
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