Kris Humphries arrived to the New Jersey Nets about midway through the 12-70 train wreck that was the 2009-10 season, acquired along with Shawne Williams from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Eduardo Najera in January 2010.
A fringe rotation player up to that point in his career, Humphries took advantage of an opportunity to play more, becoming the starter at power forward in 2010-11 and notching back-to-back double-double seasons in the team’s final two seasons in New Jersey
His role reduced with the move to Brooklyn in 2012 as the team improved and he was sent to the Boston Celtics as part of the massive Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade in July 2013.
In 2010-11, Humphries averaged 10.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting .527/0-for-1/.665, and followed that up in 2011-12 with averages of 13.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 34.9 minutes on .481/—/.752 shooting.
Humphries was fifth in the NBA in rebounding both seasons and was fourth in offensive rebounding in 2011-12.
His only postseason appearance with the Nets was as a reserve in 2013, averaging 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.9 minutes a night while shooting .452/—/3-for-7.
Humphries was the 14th overall pick from the University of Minnesota by the Utah Jazz in 2004 and also played with the Toronto Raptors and the Mavericks before coming to the Nets.
He bounced from the Celtics to the Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks before signing with the Philadelphia 76ers in September 2017. He did not play last season after being among the Sixers’ final cuts in the preseason.