Now that Kris Humphries is back to playing as a reserve, averaging 17 minutes a game during the Wizards' three-game win streak, he looks more comfortable even in the "stretch" role.
Humphries is 5-for-6 on three-pointers after being 2-for-19 in his previous 11 appearances. The Wizards play at the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center today (CSN, CSNmidatlantic.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 3:30 p.m. ET).
"I got confidence in my shot. It's law of averages. I did some drill (the other day) and shot it amazing," said Humphries, who has started 14 of 22 games and recovered from an ankle sprain. "I'm there. I feel good. It's good to get some to go in the game."
The 15 points he scored last week in a win vs. the Sacramento Kings was his first in double digits since Nov. 14. Humphries hasn't reached double figures in rebounding. At this point last season, he had three.
"I'm still trying to find my niche where I can do what I do really well and also continue to stretch the floor," said Humphries.
The Wizards (13-14) can finally get back to .500 with a victory against Brooklyn (8-21).
They've rediscovered their shooting stroke, making 45% against the Memphis Grizzlies, and 51% vs. Sacramento and the Charlotte Hornets. With Jared Dudley starting at power forward, he's averaging 14.3 points in this stretch.
Of course, the Wizards have one last hurdle to clear before they can truly feel like they're back on track.
"Where we got to adjust is when we've shot the ball well I think we've played well especially from three," Humphries said. "We got to figure out how to win when we aren't shooting it well."