|Humphries playing for the Nets.|
|No. 43 - Brooklyn Nets|
|Born||February 6, 1985|
|Listed height:||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight:||235 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2004; Round: 1 / Pick: 14th|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2010-2012||New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Kris Humphries at NBA.com|
Humphries was born to Debra and William Humphries, the latter a former football player for the University of Minnesota. Humphries grew up in Chaska, Minnesota, a small city about 25 miles from Minneapolis. Humphries also has two older sisters, Crystal and Kayla.
Humphries attended Hopkins High School, where he enjoyed an impressive basketball career. In 2002 he led them to a 25-2 record and its first state championship in 49 years. He was subsequently named a 2003 McDonald's All-American and named Second Team All-USA by USA Today. He was also named to the Super 25 Basketball Team by USA Today, named Mr. Basketball in the state of Minnesota, and state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News. 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.
Coming out of high school Humphries had accepted a scholarship offer to Duke University, but later reconsidered and attended the University of Minnesota instead. At Minnesota, Humphries was named 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and was also 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 at Indiana. He also set a school record for most points by a freshman for a season with 629. He became the first Big Ten freshman to be named conference Player of the Week in two of the first three weeks of the season.
Humphries was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2004 as the 14th pick. He spent two seasons with the Jazz, averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 11.6 minutes per game. He wasn't very popular, though.
On June 8, 2006, Humphries was traded along with Robert Whaley to the Raptors in exchange for Rafael Araújo. 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. On March 28, 2007, he grabbed seven offensive rebounds in 27 minutes against the Miami Heat, both a game-high and a career-high. 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. Humphries concluded his inaugural season with a career-high 3.1 rpg and .470 field goal percentage, as well as 3.8 ppg.
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. In his final game with the Mavericks on January 5, 2010, he scored 2 points and played 9 minutes in the Mavericks victory over the Detroit Pistons, 98 to 93.
New Jersey Nets
He made his first shot attempt with the Nets with 1:53 seconds left in the first quarter on January 13, 2010 when the Nets played the Boston Celtics in New Jersey. After another failed shot attempt, he scored his first points with just over 6 seconds left in the first quarter. He scored 9 points in the game and played 17 minutes.
Humphries was on the 2002 U.S. Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament Team, alongside future team mate Chris Bosh. The team finished with a 4-1 record and the bronze medal and qualified for a berth in the 2003 FIBA Junior World Championship. Humphries averaged 9.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg in five games.