Humphries (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 109-104 overtime win over the Trail Blazers. Humphries was dropped from the rotation for the third time in six games, as coach Mike Budenholzer elected to use only one reserve big man (Mike Muscala) while instead leaning more heavily on his starters. Even when he cracks the rotation, Humphries frequently sees less than 20 minutes, making it difficult to wring out much fantasy value from him.
Humphries put up a season-high 14 points (3-5 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 24 minutes in a 108-107 win over the Knicks on Monday. With the Hawks missing Dwight Howard (rest) and Mike Muscala (ankle), Humphries was called upon to serve as the team's top reserve in the frontcourt, and he ended up seeing his most minutes of the season while offering stellar shooting from the outside. Humphries has shown the ability to score and rebound well on a per-minute basis throughout his career, but his defensive deficiencies will result in him maintaining only a bit role in the rotation when the Hawks have their full complement of bodies in the frontcourt. Muscala could be at risk of sitting out Wednesday against the Pistons, but with Howard set to return for that contest, Humphries will be in line for a downgrade in playing time.
Humphries contributed 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in 16 minutes during Tuesday's 117-97 win over the Nets. Humphries had his most productive of the year, as he filled out the stat sheet and posted his best scoring performance of the season. The 31-year-old has bounced in and out of the rotation all season, but this game could put Humphries in line for a more stable role moving forward.
Humphries will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves. Humphries drew the start on Friday against the Nuggets, as Dwight Howard was sitting out with back spasms. He was solid in relief, posting 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block over 22 minutes, but will head back to the bench with Howard returning to the lineup. Humphries will likely see his playing time take a significant hit with this move, making him irrelevant in the majority of fantasy leagues. Prior to Friday, Humphries hadn't seen more than five minutes in each of the Hawks' last eight games.
Humphries will move into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reports. The Hawks will deploy a big lineup to start Friday's game, bumping Kyle Korver to the bench and plugging Humphries into the front court. Humphries had not played in any of the Hawks' last three games, and he hasn't played double-digit minutes since Dec. 3 when he posted 10 points over 17 minutes. He figures to see a healthy chunk of playing time against the Nuggets on Friday, but Mike Muscala figures to see plenty of time off the bench as well.
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