The Sixers are adding a veteran big man to their training camp roster. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, 32-year-old Kris Humphries is primed to sign a non-guaranteed deal - joining the club for training camp. Charania reported that Humphries shined in recent workouts with Philadelphia and could join the team as early as Sunday.
Humphries had strong workouts for the 76ers on Monday and Tuesday, and will have an opportunity to make the team’s opening-night roster as insurance in the frontcourt. Humphries is expected to report to the 76ers on Sunday for training camp.
Humphries would be added as the 19th player, giving general manager Bryan Colangelo one more option to reach the 20-man limit prior to the regular season. With Joel Embiid's status still undefined as we approach late-September, Humphries is a seasoned big who should compete for preseason playing time.
The Sixers are his ninth organization, and he's become essentially a second-unit combo big - averaging 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 56 games for Atlanta last season. Along with the announcement of adding overseas guard Jacob Pullen earlier today, Colangelo is maneuvering to assemble a deep training camp roster.