<
>

Kris Humphries 'available' vs. 76ers

PHILADELPHIA -- Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries is available on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, and interim coach P.J. Carlesimo expects that he probably will play.

Humphries had missed the past two games with a sprained left ankle.

"Everybody's available. Hump looked good, he went through the whole practice yesterday, he looked pretty good and he's available," Carlesimo said. "I'm not thrilled because he missed a bunch of time.

"I don't want to say he's definitely going to be in there, but there's no reason for me not to use him. If I don't use him, it's just because of rotations or whatever, but he's available, and I would expect that he probably will play."

Humphries, 27, is averaging 7.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in 27 games.

Veteran reserve Jerry Stackhouse, who missed Monday's practice because of a personal matter, will not play, Carlesimo said.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.