|Nets Acquire Kris Humphries
and Shawne Williams from Dallas
Trade Eduardo Najera to Mavericks
January 11, 2009
East Rutherford, NJ—TheNew Jersey Nets have acquired forwards Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams from the from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Eduardo Najera, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today.
Humphries, currently in his sixth NBA season, holds career averages of 4.3 ppg and 3.1 rpg in 313 games with Utah, Toronto and Dallas. The 6’9” forward out of the University of Minnesota was the first round pick (14th overall) of the Utah Jazz in the 2004 NBA Draft. After two seasons with the Jazz, Humphries was traded on 6/8/06 to the Toronto Raptors. Following three seasons in Toronto, Humphries was traded to Dallas this past offseason (7/9/09). This season, Humphries has played in 25 games for the Mavericks, averaging 5.6 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 12.6 mpg. He has season highs of 15 points on 11/20 vs. Sacramento and 11 rebounds on 11/27 at Indiana.
Williams, currently in his fourth NBA season has career averages of 5.2 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 126 games with Indiana and Dallas. The former first round draft pick (17th overall) of the Pacers in 2006 has been on the Mavericks inactive list every game this season.