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Kris Humphries has been relegated to bench duty.
The Nets boast a roster full to the brim with talent deserving of playing time. Carlesimo has 41 games to assemble the ideal five-man units in time for the postseason.
Call it a good problem, but nevertheless one that must be solved.
Allotting time between their big men will present the interim head coach with his biggest challenge. Kris Humphries entered the season as the starting power forward, but has since lost minutes to Blatche and Reggie Evans.
Brooklyn stole Evans from the Los Angeles Clippers in hopes of fixing its rebounding woes. He's delivered, snatching a team-leading 8.9 boards per contest in 21:53 minutes.
Blatche's emergence has thrown a wrinkle into the Nets' plans. The 26-year-old is putting up 11.0 points with 5.9 rebounds.
Although he serves as Lopez's backup center, Blatche struggles defensively at the position. According to 82games.com, opposing centers have registered a 54.1 effective shooting percentage against him.
Just when Humphries seemed down and out, he returned from the dead. He's scored double-digits in three of the last five games, including a double-double to help top the Knicks on Monday.
That gives the Nets three true power forwards, one real center and a jumbled depth chart that needs organizing.
So far, their most efficient lineup does not include any of those three big men. The grouping of Williams-Keith Bogans-Johnson-Gerald Wallace-Lopez, which secured the last victory over the Knicks, leads all of the squad's units with a plus-37 point differential, as calculated by 82games.com.
Because of this new-found depth, their top pick from last year has been stuck on the sideline.