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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wizards Injury Update: Kris Humphries returns to practice early, expected to play Wednesday

By on 10/29/2014 07:30:00 AM

The Washington Wizards open the 2014-2015 season tonight against the Miami Heat. Looking to improve upon a 44-38 record last season, the Wizards will rely on a veteran roster of nine players 27 year of age and older, with five over the age of 30. One veteran the Wizards are counting on for stability up front is Kris Humphries, who is expected to play tonight after recovering from surgery on his pinky finger.

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I reported on October 12 that Humprhies underwent surgery for nerve damage in his right pinky finger. He was expected to miss about three to four weeks.

J. Michael, who covers the Wizards for, tweeted the following on Humphries.
Ben Mehic of, noted that Humphries went through a full practice on Monday and was expected to play on Wednesday in the opener, likely as the backup at center and power forward.

Humphries, in his 11th NBA season, averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 64 games with the Celtics last season. The veteran power forwards has played for the Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics and has career averages of 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

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