P.J.: Kris Humphries back in rotation “sooner rather than later”

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by William Rausch Comments

Kris Humphries (AP)

Twelve days after Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo permanently removed Humphries from the rotation after a loss to the Bulls on March 2nd, Fred Kerber of the New York Posttweets that Carlesimo wants to bring Humphries back into the fold "sooner rather than later."

Carlesimo booted the 6'9" forward out of the rotation two weeks ago in an effort to reduce the pool from 11 to 10 players and give Bosnian sharp shooter Mirza Teletovic more consistent playing time. Humphries last played against Chicago on 3/2, logging two minutes, putting up 0 points and grabbing 0 boards. In the five games since he has been glued to the bench, the Nets have gone 4-1, with three wins coming against sub-.500 competition.

Reggie Evans continues to be an offensive liability, posting double-digit points for only the third time this season in an 11-point effort against Washington on March 8th. Teletovic has underwhelmed in his five game tryout, going 6-24 (25%) from the field in the five games.

The return to favor with Carleismo isn't the only good news Humphries received recently. Life and Style magazine obtained deposition testimony from "Keeping up With the Kardashians" producer Russel Jay in which he admits that scenes negatively depicting Kris on the show were either edited or re-shot. Humphries is battling ex-wife Kim Kardashian in California court to get their 72-day marriage annulled, thus annulling the pre-nup, on grounds that the marriage was a publicity stunt. Whoop-de-damn-doo.

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Comments

  1. avatar NJBK44 says:

    Put him right back into the starting rotation where he is most effective and bring Evans off the bench where he is most effective. Having a guy who can shoot even 40% on the floor will make the starting unit’s offense even that much better.

    Mikhail, Billy, exert some influence and get Hump back as a starter. The final month of the season can be used to make the rotation gel and and propel the Nets to the Eastern conference finals.

    1. avatar WynnDuffy says:

      I don’t believe the Nets can beat the Bulls without Humph guarding Boozer. Of course, I could be wrong.

      But Humph has done a very good job of defending Boozer in the past.

      Now the problem is inspiring Humph.

      Too bad he isn’t playing for a new contract.

      Maybe King should hint that Nets intend to waive Humph in the offseason.