Ex-Gopher Humphries not expected back with Nets


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.

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