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 Scoop:He's had some tendinitis in his knee and played just 11 minutes in the final six games of the season because of it. With Humphries out, Kelly Olynyk will look to build off his career night and should be in all fantasy lineups. Brandon Bass will also get some extra chances.
The Scoop:The Celtics announced he's dealing with a hamstring injury, which is not the same as his shin injury from earlier this month. He was back in the lineup on Monday night after missing some action over the weekend, but he won't play tonight. Rondo played just 30 games this season, averaging 11.7 points, 5.5 boards, 9.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 triples. He'll have the entire offseason to get ready for next year, which wasn't the case this year.
PHILADELPHIA The Boston Celtics' frontcourt will remain significantly depleted courtesy of injuries to Kris Humphries (knee) and Jared Sullinger (ankle) that have yet to heal enough for their return. "Those guys (Humphries and Sullinger) are both out," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said prior to the team's shoot-around at The Palestra on the University of Penn's campus. Boston will also be without Jerryd Bayless who suffered a right knee injury on Friday against Charlotte.
The Scoop:He's dealing with tendinitis and it seems the Celtics are content to let him rest down the stretch, rather than asking their veteran soon-to-be free agent to risk aggravating the problem in a meaningless game. Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk will get extra playing time with Humphries and Jared Sullinger (ankle) out of commission.
The Scoop:He has tendinitis in his knee and it was a bit of a surprise to even see him on the court for 11 minutes on Friday. Humphries can be cut in all fantasy leagues while Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass will get some extra playing time in a very thin frontcourt.
Although their season will end early for the first time in seven years, the Boston Celtics are showing they're not content to coast to the finish. The Celtics will try to salvage some more pride by avoiding another defeat to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Boston (25-55) won't appear in the postseason for the first time since finishing 24-58 in 2006-07, but the Celtics haven't let that affect them in the past two games. Boston was also missing Jared Sullinger (ankle), Jerryd Bayless (knee) and Kris Humphries (knee) on Saturday, but rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and set another with 12 rebounds in his first start since November.
The Scoop:He played 11 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday and the team will keep him out tonight. This is basically planned rest and Humphries should make it back for Monday. Brandon Bass and Kelly Olynyk should get plenty of run.
BOSTON In what will surely fuel those who believe the Boston Celtics are tanking away the remainder of this season, Rajon Rondo (shin) is a last-minute scratch from the lineup prior to tonight's game against Charlotte. When asked prior to the game about his lineup, head coach Brad Stevens said at the time the only roster change would be Kris Humphries (knee) was back after missing the last two games but he would not start.
The Scoop:In other words, he's a game-time decision tonight. If he does play, he will likely sit out on Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back. Humphries has missed the last two games with his sore knee and he could still be limited. His return wouldn't hurt Jared Sullinger much, but it may affect Kelly Olynyk's production.
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