Kris Humphries

Kris Humphries (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets have officially listed forward Kris Humphries as a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, for some reason. The official report is that Humphries is still resting a sore lower back, but Humphries was removed from the rotation by Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo after playing 2:16 against the Chicago Bulls on March 2nd and hasn't played since, even as the Nets cruised to blowout victories and emptied their bench in garbage time.

There is currently no timetable for Humphries's return to the rotation, regardless of his injury status. Humphries was officially listed as "DND (Did Not Dress)" with a lower back injury Monday night against the Detroit Pistons. The Nets won 119-82.

In 52 games (20 starts) this season, Kris Humphries averaged 5.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. He is shooting 43.5% from the field, his lowest field goal percentage in a full season since he was a 20-year-old NBA sophomore in 2005-06, and has a PER of 13.1, again his lowest since that season.

In other Nets injury news, Keith Bogans will return to the rotation tonight after sitting Monday night's victory out with an ankle injury.

 

Kris Humphries' mild abdominal strain, originally expected to keep him out until the new year, may have healed faster than expected. The Nets announced today that Humphries is probable for tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio.

P.J Carlesimo said before Saturday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers that Kris Humphries' injury would keep him out for a couple more days, and that he expected his first practice to be on New Year's Day after tonight's game.

Along with Humphries, the Nets unexpectedly put Gerald Wallace on the injury report, listing him as questionable for tonight with a bruised left knee.

 

Kris Humphries will not play in today's Christmas Day matchup vs. the Boston Celtics, and will not make the trip to Milwaukee tomorrow to face the Bucks, Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson told reporters before today's game.

Humphries underwent an MRI yesterday and was diagnosed with a mild abdominal strain, and will be re-evaluated when the team returns on Thursday.

Humphries did not play in Brooklyn's 95-92 victory Sunday against Philadelphia, and Johnson said after the game that Humphries' benching was a coach's decision, not due to injury.