Source: Humphries out of rotation
March, 6, 2013
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com
Kris Humphries is the odd man out.
The Brooklyn Nets power forward was informed Wednesday morning that he's no longer part of the team's rotation, a league source confirmed to ESPN NewYork.com.
Mark Halmas/Icon SMIKris Humphries' playing time dwindled from month to month.
Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo told reporters in Charlotte on Wednesday that he's going to use a 10-man rotation. Carlesimo wants to give rookie power forward Mirza Teletovic more minutes, while also playing centers Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche together more in tandem.
Reggie Evans, who is just 2-for-19 from the field with 13 turnovers in his last eight games (9.4 rebounds over that span), will remain the starter at power forward.
Humphries, 28, signed a two-year, $24 million contract to remain with the Nets in the offseason after averaging a double-double in consecutive seasons. But he has struggled ever since.
In 52 games, Humphries is averaging just 5.5 points and 5.9 rebounds on 43.5 percent shooting. He has scored just four points in his last five games (50 minutes), going scoreless in three of them.
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