Kris Humphries

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Not to be confused with Chris Humphreys or Chris Humphrey.
Kris Humphries
Kris Humphries NJ Nets 2009 (cropped).jpg
Humphries with the New Jersey Nets
Washington Wizards
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 29)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (2003–2004)
NBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Pro playing career 2004–present
Career history
20042006 Utah Jazz
20062009 Toronto Raptors
2009–2010 Dallas Mavericks
20102013 New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets
2013–2014 Boston Celtics
2014–present Washington Wizards

Kris Nathan Humphries (born February 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life[edit]

Humphries was born in Minnesota to Debra and William Humphries. His father was a football player at the University of Minnesota.[1] Humphries is part African-American from his father.[2] He has two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela. His first success in sports came in competitive swimming, where he was the top 10-year-old in the nation in six events, second only to a young Michael Phelps in the remaining events. Kris Humphries held the US national record for the 50-meter freestyle for 10 and under boys for 18 years until it was recently broken.[3] At age 12 he gave up swimming to pursue a promising career in basketball.

Humphries attended Hopkins High School, where he enjoyed an impressive basketball career. In 2002 he led the team to a 25–2 record and its first Minnesota state championship in 49 years.[1] He was named a 2003 McDonald's All-American and named Second Team All-USA by USA Today.[4] He was also named to the Super 25 Basketball Team by USA Today, named Minnesota Mr. Basketball, and state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News.[4] He was one of 10 finalists for the 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, averaging a double double in his final three seasons, averaging 25.7 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game as a senior.[4]

Coming out of high school, Humphries accepted a scholarship offer to Duke University, but later reconsidered and attended the University of Minnesota. At Minnesota, Humphries was named 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and named to the All-Big Ten First Team by the media and coaches. He was named Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press and by Rivals.com. He was the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding in the same season. He scored in double figures in all 29 games, with 16 point/rebound double-doubles on the season for Minnesota. He averaged 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds (both tops in the Big Ten), while shooting .444 percent from the field and .742 from the line. On February 18, 2004 he set a school record with 36 points in a game against Indiana. He also set a school record for most points by a freshman for a season with 629 and was the first Big Ten freshman to be named conference Player of the Week in two of the first three weeks of the season.

Although Humphries was personally successful at Minnesota, the team struggled. The Gophers finished 12–18, with a 3–13 record in the Big Ten during Humphries' lone season, tying Penn State for the worst record in the conference.[5] Critics accused Humphries of playing selfishly, preferring to inflate his statistics and NBA draft stock rather than help the team win games.[6] The team had a .500 record before his arrival and finished with a 10–6 conference record in the season after he left.

NBA career[edit]

Utah Jazz (2004-2006)[edit]

Humphries was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2004 as the 14th pick.[7] He spent two seasons with the Jazz, averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes per game.[8]

Toronto Raptors (2006-2009)[edit]

On June 8, 2006, Humphries was traded along with Robert Whaley to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Rafael Araújo.[9] In the 2006–07 season, after a slow start in which he did not receive many minutes from Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, Humphries proved to be a valuable rebounder and energy player and contributed to the Raptors capturing their first ever division title.[10] On March 28, 2007, he grabbed seven offensive rebounds in 27 minutes against the Miami Heat, both a game-high[11] and a career-high.[12] He followed up this performance with nine offensive and 18 total rebounds in a win against the Detroit Pistons on April 13, 2007, again both game and career-highs.[13][14] Humphries concluded his inaugural season with the Raptors with a career-high 3.1 rpg and .470 field goal percentage, as well as 3.8 ppg.[8]

Dallas Mavericks (2009-2010)[edit]

Humphries played with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2009–10 season.

On July 9, 2009, Humphries, Shawn Marion and Nathan Jawai were traded to the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the four-team deal among Raptors, Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies.[15]

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (2010-2013)[edit]

On January 11, 2010 the Mavericks traded Humphries along with G/F Shawne Williams to the New Jersey Nets in order to re-acquire Eduardo Nájera.[16] On January 27, 2010, Humphries scored a career-high 25 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. He previously recorded career highs of 15 and 21 points respectively as a New Jersey Net.[citation needed] The 2011 season was a breakout season for Humphries as he averaged a double-double in points and rebounds. On December 21, 2011, Humphries signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the New Jersey Nets.[17]

On July 17, 2012, Humphries signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Nets, who by that point had moved to Brooklyn.[18]

Boston Celtics (2013-2014)[edit]

On June 27, 2013, ESPN.com reported that the Nets and Boston Celtics had worked out a trade that would send Humphries and four other players (plus three future draft picks) to Boston in exchange for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry.[19] The deal was finally completed on July 12, 2013.[20]

Washington Wizards (2014-present)[edit]

On July 19, 2014, Humphries was acquired by the Washington Wizards in a sign-and-trade deal that sent a protected 2015 second round pick and a trade exception to the Boston Celtics.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Humphries began dating reality TV personality Kim Kardashian in October 2010. They became engaged in May 2011,[22] and married on August 20, 2011.[23] A two-part TV special showing the preparations and the wedding itself aired on E! in early October 2011, amidst what the Washington Post called a "media blitz" related to the wedding.[24] On October 31, 2011, it was announced that Kardashian had filed for divorce from Humphries after 72 days of marriage.[25][26] On December 1, 2011, Humphries filed his response to Kardashian's petition, requesting an annulment on the grounds of fraud or a decree of legal separation rather than Kardashian's requested divorce.[27] Several news outlets have surmised that Kardashian's marriage to Humphries was merely a publicity stunt to promote the Kardashian family's brand and their subsequent television ventures.[28] In April 2013, after a lengthy legal battle, Humphries and Kardashian reached a divorce settlement.[29] Their divorce was finalized on June 3, 2013.[30]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Utah 67 4 13.0 .404 .333 .436 2.9 0.6 0.4 0.3 4.1
2005–06 Utah 62 2 10.0 .379 .000 .523 2.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 3.0
2006–07 Toronto 60 2 11.2 .470 .671 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 3.8
2007–08 Toronto 70 0 13.2 .483 .000 .605 3.7 0.4 0.4 0.4 5.7
2008–09 Toronto 29 0 9.1 .422 .792 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 3.9
2009–10 Dallas 25 0 12.6 .461 .568 3.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 5.2
2009–10 New Jersey 44 0 20.6 .433 .000 .699 6.4 0.6 0.7 0.8 8.1
2010–11 New Jersey 74 44 27.9 .527 .000 .665 10.4 1.1 0.4 1.1 10.0
2011–12 New Jersey 62 62 34.9 .481 .000 .752 11.0 1.5 0.8 1.2 13.8
2012–13 Brooklyn 65 21 18.3 .448 .000 .789 5.6 0.5 0.2 0.5 5.8
2013–14 Boston 46 10 19.1 .502 .000 .866 5.7 1.0 0.4 0.9 7.6
Career 604 145 18.0 .468 .100 .683 5.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 6.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Toronto 6 0 11.5 .333 .375 2.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.5
2008 Toronto 3 0 0.7 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 Brooklyn 7 0 11.9 .452 .429 3.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 4.4
Career 16 0 9.6 .425 .400 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.3 2.5

International career[edit]

Humphries was on the 2002 U.S. Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament Team, alongside future Raptors' teammate Chris Bosh.[4] The team finished with a 4–1 record and the bronze medal and qualified for a berth in the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship.[1] Humphries averaged 9.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg in five games.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d USA Basketball Bio: Kris Humphries at the Wayback Machine (archived March 27, 2006), usabasketball.com, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries To Wed This Summer! Wedding Could Net Over , Million RealityTea May 27, 2011.
  3. ^ National Age Group Records. USA Swimming. Retrieved on January 4, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Kris Humphries Info Page – Bio, nba.com, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  5. ^ 2003–04 NCAA College Basketball Standings – ESPN. Espn.go.com (January 2, 2011). Retrieved on January 6, 2012.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Kris Humphries Statistics, basketball-reference.com, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  8. ^ a b Kris Humphries Info Page – Career Stats and Totals, nba.com, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  9. ^ Raptors Acquire Kris Humphries & Robert Whaley for Araujo, nba.com/raptors, June 8, 2006, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  10. ^ Campbell, Morgan, "Humphries, Jackson bring energy off Raptors' bench", thestar.com, April 15, 2007, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  11. ^ Heat at Raptors Boxscore, nba.com, March 28, 2007, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  12. ^ Arthur, Bruce, "Small Raptors come up big against Heat", canada.com, March 29, 2007, Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  13. ^ Pistons at Raptors Boxscore, nba.com, April 13, 2007, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  14. ^ Raptors Post Up, nba.com/raptors, April 13, 2007, Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  15. ^ "Mavericks acquire four-time all-star shawn marion". NBA. July 9, 2009. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Nets Acquire Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams from Dallas". NBA. January 11, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  17. ^ "NETS Re-Sign Kris Humphries". NBA. December 21, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Agree to Re-Sign Kris Humphries". NBA.com. July 17, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Nets, Celtics work out blockbuster". ESPN.com. June 27, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Nets Acquire NBA Champions Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry". NBA.com. July 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ Celtics Complete Trade with Wizards
  22. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (October 31, 2011). "Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries: A Timeline". Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Kim Kardashian Is Engaged". May 25, 2011. 
  24. ^ Hughes, Sarah Anne (October 7, 2011). "Kim Kardashian wedding special to air this Sunday: Will you watch?". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Updated: Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  26. ^ "The Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Marriage Is Over!". WUSN-FM/US99.5. 
  27. ^ "Kris Humphries' Annulment Filing: Read It Here Now!". E Online. December 1, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Was Kardashian marriage a sham?". Chicago Tribune. November 1, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  29. ^ Kris Humphries divorce agreed on
  30. ^ Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries finalize divorce

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