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Coach tells Kris Humphries he is out of Nets rotation

Mar 6, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

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Just in case you wondered why the Nets had trouble trading Kris Humphries and his $12 million contract at the deadline….

Humphries has played less than 15 minutes in five of the Nets last six games, and he played just two minutes against the Bulls on Tuesday. Now he’s not even going to get to play that much, tweets Stephen Bondy of the New York Daily News.

The Nets brought Humphries back for a couple years under their “we have to put some kind of team together to get Deron Williams back, let’s overpay everyone” plan. They needed size and rebounding, Humphries brought those things. By the way Brooklyn fans, I hope you like this roster pretty much as is because you are locked into it for a while.

Humphries was never a great player but he was a strong rebounder, played within himself most of the time and was pretty efficient when he did shoot. This season he shoots less and isn’t doing it as well, and he’s fallen out of favor with P.J. Carlesimo.

The Nets will again try to move Humphries this summer, but that likely isn’t going to go a lot better than it did at the deadline. At $12 million a year, there isn’t a market for Humphries.

  1. cosanostra71 - Mar 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Once Maurice and Kris’ entourage complete their time machine, the Nets will use it to go back and not sign Kris Humphries.

    • dko83 - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      A guy.. a… cool guy.

  2. fanofevilempire - Mar 6, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    did they sign him to a 4 yr/48 mil contract

    • paintman34 - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      2 yrs 24

  3. bougin89 - Mar 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Well at least next year he’ll be an expiring contract so they can take back an even worse contract.

  4. theripster30 - Mar 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    There’s no way it hurts more to get dumped by P.J. Carlesimo than Kim Kardashian. PJ is a looker though.

  5. zerole00 - Mar 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    “we have to put some kind of team together to get Deron Williams back, let’s overpay everyone” plan

    I guess they were shooting for truth over finesse when they were coming up with plan names.

  6. kanemoney - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Most overpaid player in the NBA?

    • progress2011 - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

      NEGATIVE ….have you looked at that Joe Johnson contract !!!

      Joe actually makes more than LBJ and Wade !

  7. tannethrill - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    He was in the rotation?

  8. whitey11177 - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    PJ also added “I just don’t trust his decision making capabilities. I mean he married Kim Kardashian and his time machine in the Foot Locker commercial looks nothing like a DeLorean.”

  9. onbucky96 - Mar 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Just choke PJ, that always works…

    • progress2011 - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Where’s Sprewell when you need him …..ahahahaha

  10. zerole00 - Mar 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Fully guaranteed contracts in the NBA is absolutely hilarious.

  11. kb2408 - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    K.H. may not be a star but he has proven he can contribute. The Nets are a joke of a franchise whether they’re in Jersey or Brooklyn. They fire a good coach and pay “good” players as if they were “elite” players.

    • progress2011 - Mar 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      The Heat would LOVE to have him to play center…since Bosh is a limp noodle.

  12. drubeatz - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    They’re just not using the Hump right. This team is trash! May not even make the playoffs.

  13. djjackson81 - Mar 7, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Line one Dodgers calling

  14. jimsjam33 - Mar 7, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Humphris can play , period . Just not in New Jersey

  15. thestudiokida - Mar 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    This is what’s wrong with the NBA. I was at a Bobcats/Pistons game a couple weeks ago and in crunch time the Bobcats had Ben Gordon and DeSagana Diop sitting on the bench. That’s 20 million freaking dollars sitting on the bench for the worst team in the league during crunch time. And now Kris Humphries bloated contract is sitting on the bench too. FIX IT!!

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