The Sixers look to be bringing journeyman power forward/center Kris Humphries to training camp, according to the Vertical’s Shams Charania.

Humphries is 32 and coming off a season with the Atlanta Hawks during which he had played in 56 games, averaging 12.3 minutes per game, with 4.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. (Per 36: 13.4 PPG, 10.8 RBG)

My initial reaction:

Considering the logjam in the front court, this could mean a few things:

  1. A Jahlil Okafor trade is imminent
  2. Joel Embiid is not going to be ready for the start of the season
  3. The Sixers want some extra bodies in training camp, and frontcourt insurance for the start of the season

I would venture to guess it is somewhere close to option 3. Embiid has yet to cleared for 5-on-5 play, and even if he is in the near future, Brett Brown probably plans on giving him a light workload during training camp.

The soon-to-be signing doesn’t send me into a panic over Joel, but it does make me skeptical about the progression of his health. With that being said, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Humphries does not make the regular season roster. On this roster, Humphries would serve as a back-end rotation big, but the Sixers already have a few of those. Amir Johnson is a much better player than Humphries, Richaun Holmes has more potential, and the front office pretty blatantly stated that they would like to get Okafor some more exposure for the trade market.

The Sixers also agreed to a deal to bring on Jacob Pullen, the former Kansas State star who has spent a lot of time overseas. Pullen figures to be a camp body and G-league stash.