Kris Humphries was informed this morning by PJ Carlesimo that he’s out of the rotation, according to a league source
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) March 6, 2013
According to Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times, Brooklyn Nets interim head coach has shortened the rotation to 10 players, and that the ten-man rotation includes second-year guard MarShon Brooks.
Given that Carlesimo has recently said that he’d like to give Mirza Teletovic more minutes, including Brooks in the rotation would indicate a ten-man of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, Brook Lopez, C.J. Watson, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Mirza Teletovic, and Andray Blatche. In that case, the odd men out are rookie guard Tyshawn Taylor, rookie forward Tornike Shengelia, veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse — and, the last man out, forward Kris Humphries. The tweet above from Bondy confirms that Humphries is the last man out.
The Nets signed Humphries to a two-year contract worth $24 million this offseason. Humphries is one year removed from back-to-back double-double seasons on poor New Jersey Nets teams, but hasn’t cracked the rotation on a consistent basis in Brooklyn. In 52 games, he has played more than 30 minutes just three times.
Humphries is averaging a career-low 10.7 points per 36 minutes, and his field goal percentage of 43.5% is his lowest in a full season since 2005-06.
Brooks’s numbers are eerily similar to his rookie season when adjusted for playing time: per 36 minutes, Brooks averages 15.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.9 assists, shooting 45.3% from the field with a PER of 12.9.