Nets: Kris Humphries (Jul 17 3:04 ET ) Humphries has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with Brooklyn.
The Scoop: Humphries will be part of a new-look group in Brooklyn that includes guards Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, center Brook Lopez, and forward Gerald Wallace, who all either decided to re-sign with the Nets this month, or in the case of Johnson, accept a trade from Atlanta to Brooklyn.
The short-handed Washington Wizards were thin in the frontcourt as they again fell in a season opener. With Nene and DeJuan Blair likely back from one-game suspensions Thursday night, the Wizards will try to bounce back by continuing their recent success against the Orlando Magic. Among Washington's notable absences Wednesday in Miami were Bradley Beal (wrist) and Martell Webster (back). Kris Humphries played after being considered a game-time decision following hand surgery, but Nene and Blair were suspended because of an incident in the preseason.
The Scoop:With DeJuan Blair and Nene suspended to start the season, Humphries could see big minutes against the Heat on Wednesday. While he's not the most exciting fantasy option, Humphries is a double-double threat any time he sees upwards of 25 minutes and could make for a sneaky plug-and-play option Wednesday night.
Kris Humphries (finger) practiced in full on Monday.
The Scoop:It was his first full practice since sustaining the injury. All signs point to Humphries being able to play in Wednesday's opener, and he could get more run than usual with DeJuan Blair and Nene both suspended to begin the year.
The Scoop:He dribbled and shot around for the first time since the injury on Saturday, stating that he felt "pretty good" despite having no feeling in his nerve-damaged pinkie. The bigger issue is the cut itself, according to Humphries, who just had his stitches removed on Friday. His availability would be a nice boost for Washington, which is already without suspended big men DeJuan Blair and Nene for one game.
The Scoop:It sounds like he's ready for the opener on Wednesday. Humphries had his stitches out of his hand on Friday, so he shouldn't be limited. With Nene out due to a one-game suspension, Hump and Kevin Seraphin should get minutes.
The Scoop:He sounds like he could be ready for the regular season and the Wizards will need him with Nene suspended for the opener. Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would get most of the minutes next to Marcin Gortat.
The Scoop:Humphries gashed his hand on the rim during a preseason game, damaging a nerve in his right pinkie finger, and he was given a 3-4 week timetable on Oct. 10. He's very questionable to play in the Wizards' season opener, and Nene will be serving a suspension, so more minutes should be available for DeJuan Blair , Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin.
Oct 21 12:00 ET
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Wall's layup helps Wizards hold off Magic, 105-98 (The Associated Press) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) The thing that gnawed at Washington coach Randy Wittman most about his team's season-opening loss at Miami was its lack of defensive intensity. The Wizards took notice in their second outing of the season. John Wall had 30 points and 12 assists, and Washington held off a late surge to beat the Orlando Magic 105-98 on Thursday night. Marcin Gortat added 20 points and 12 rebounds. More...