May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries (43) celebrates after dunking the ball against the Chicago Bulls in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
Life is not getting any easier for former Gopher basketball star, Kris Humphries.
At 28, the Minnesota native is going through a nasty divorce with a reality TV star that need not be named and all the while, his job as a backup power forward for the Brooklyn Nets is in serious jeopardy.
Humphries signed a two year, $24 million dollar contract in 2012, but his productivity on the court has been nowhere near the eight-digits he’s being paid.
After averaging a double-double from 2010-2012, Humphries only averaged 5.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest in 65 games during the 2012-13 NBA season. Humphries also saw very limited playing time since getting pushed down the rotation around mid-December.
Maybe Humphries misses the New Jersey Nets, but the 14th overall pick in 2004 will likely get a change of scenario in a few months if a team decides to take a gamble on an aging power forward with a lot of baggage.
- A whooping 167 Gopher athletes were placed on spring academic All-Big Ten teams. In order to become eligible, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Rodney Williams participated in a NBA pre-draft workout at the Target Center on Wednesday. Nate Sandell of 1500 ESPN writes that Williams’ athleticism is not enough by itself for him to find a place in the NBA.
- The Gopher volleyball team ranked third in its latest recruiting class according to PrepVolleyball.com. Minnesota added seven new athletes to the team led by Hugh McCutcheon, who is entering his second year as coach of the Gophers.