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Kris Humphries
Kris Humphries.jpg
New Jersey Nets  – No. 43
Power forward
Born February 6, 1985 (1985-02-06) (age 24)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Salary $2,900,000
College Minnesota
Draft 14th overall, 2004
Utah Jazz
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Utah Jazz (2004–2006)
Toronto Raptors (2006-2009)
Dallas Mavericks (2009-2010)

Kris Nathan Humphries (born February 6, 1985 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) New Jersey Nets. He is a 6'9" power forward.

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Early life

Humphries was born to Debra and William Humphries, the latter a former football player for the University of Minnesota.[1] Humphries also has two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela. His first success in sport came in competitive swimming, where he was the top 10 year old in the nation in 6 events, second only to a young Michael Phelps in the remaining events. Kris Humphries still holds the USS national record for the 50M freestyle for 10 and under boys, at age 12 he gave up swimming to pursue a promising career in basketball.

Humphries attended Hopkins High School, where he enjoyed an impressive basketball career. In 2002 he led them to a 25–2 record and its first state championship in 49 years.[1] He was subsequently named a 2003 McDonald's All-American and named Second Team All-USA by USA Today.[2] He was also named to the Super 25 Basketball Team by USA Today, named Mr. Basketball in the state of Minnesota, and state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News.[2] He was one of 10 finalists for the 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, averaging a double double in his final three seasons, averaging 25.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game as a senior.[2]

Coming out of high school Humphries had accepted a scholarship offer to Duke University, but later reconsidered and attended the University of Minnesota instead. At Minnesota, Humphries was named 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was also named to the All-Big Ten First Team by the media and coaches. He was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press and by Rivals.com. He was the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding in the same season. He scored in double figures in all 29 games, with 16 point/rebound double-doubles on the season for Minnesota. He averaged 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds (both tops in the Big Ten), while shooting .444 percent from the field and .742 from the line. On February 18, 2004 he set a school record with 36 points at Indiana. He also set a school record for most points by a freshman for a season with 629. He became the first Big Ten freshman to be named conference Player of the Week in two of the first three weeks of the season.

NBA career

Humphries was drafted by the Jazz in 2004 as the 14th pick.[3] He spent two seasons with the Jazz, averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes per game.[4]

On June 8, 2006, Humphries was traded along with Robert Whaley to the Raptors in exchange for Rafael Araújo.[5] In the 2006–07 season, after a slow start in which he did not receive many minutes from Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, Humphries proved to be a valuable rebounder and energy player and contributed to the Raptors capturing their first ever division title.[6] On March 28, 2007, he grabbed seven offensive rebounds in 27 minutes against the Miami Heat, both a game-high[7] and a career-high.[8] He followed up this performance with nine offensive and 18 total rebounds in a win against the Detroit Pistons on 13 April 2007, again both game and career-highs.[9][10] Humphries concluded his inaugural season with the Raptors with a career-high 3.1 rpg and .470 field goal percentage, as well as 3.8 ppg.[4]

On July 9, 2009, Humphries, Shawn Marion and Nathan Jawai were traded to the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the four-team deal among Raptors, Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies.[11]

On January 11, 2010 the Mavericks traded Humphries along with G/F Shawne Williams to the New Jersey Nets in order to re-acquire Eduardo Najera.[12]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Correct as of 8 May 2009[4]

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Utah 67 4 13.0 .404 .333 .436 2.9 .6 .4 .3 4.1
2005–06 Utah 62 2 10.0 .379 .000 .523 2.5 .5 .4 .3 3.0
2006–07 Toronto 60 2 11.2 .470 .000 .671 3.1 .3 .2 .3 3.8
2007–08 Toronto 70 0 13.2 .483 .000 .605 3.7 .4 .4 .4 5.7
2008–09 Toronto 29 0 9.1 .422 .000 .792 2.4 .3 .3 .2 3.9
Career 288 8 11.6 .436 .154 .585 3.0 .4 .3 .3 4.2

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Toronto 6 0 11.5 .333 .000 .375 2.8 .2 .2 .3 1.5
2007–08 Toronto 3 0 .7 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 9 0 7.9 .333 .000 .375 1.9 .1 .1 .2 1.0

International career

Humphries was on the 2002 U.S. Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament Team, alongside future Raptors' teammate Chris Bosh.[2] The team finished with a 4–1 record and the bronze medal and qualified for a berth in the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship.[1] Humphries averaged 9.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg in five games.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d USA Basketball Bio: Kris Humphries, usabasketball.com, accessed 29 April 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d Kris Humphries Info Page - Bio, nba.com, accessed 14 April 2007.
  3. ^ Kris Humphries Statistics, basketball-reference.com, accessed 29 April 2007.
  4. ^ a b c Kris Humphries Info Page - Career Stats and Totals, nba.com, accessed 29 April 2007.
  5. ^ Raptors Acquire Kris Humphries & Robert Whaley for Araujo, nba.com/raptors, 8 June 2006, accessed 29 April 2007.
  6. ^ Campbell, Morgan, "Humphries, Jackson bring energy off Raptors' bench", thestar.com, 15 April 2007, accessed 29 April 2007.
  7. ^ Heat at Raptors Boxscore, nba.com, 28 March 2007, accessed 14 April 2007.
  8. ^ Arthur, Bruce, "Small Raptors come up big against Heat", canada.com, 29 March 2007, accessed 29 April 2007.
  9. ^ Pistons at Raptors Boxscore, nba.com, 13 April 2007, accessed 14 April 2007.
  10. ^ Raptors Post Up, nba.com/raptors, 13 April 2007, accessed 14 April 2007.
  11. ^ "MAVERICKS ACQUIRE FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR SHAWN MARION". NBA.com. 2009-07-09. http://www.nba.com/mavericks/roster/shawnmarion.html. Retrieved 2009-07-09.  
  12. ^ "Nets Acquire Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams from Dallas". NBA.com. 2010-01-11. http://www.nba.com/nets/news/Najera_Humphries_Trade_Release_100111.html. Retrieved 2010-01-12.  

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