When P.J. Carlesimo decided it was time to give Mirza Teletovic a chance to earn some minutes, that meant either Reggie Evans or Kris Humphries was headed out of the rotation.

Based off the success the Nets have had with Evans starting at power forward since Carlesimo took over as interim head coach, that left Humphries as the odd man out.

“Our starting lineup ... I’m not saying the group is perfect, but we’re nine over .500, pretty much with this group starting,” Carlesimo told The Post Wednesday night after the Nets beat the Bobcats, 99-78.

While Evans finished with 16 rebounds and Teletovic was active in 14 minutes — the vast majority coming in the first half — Humphries found himself rooted to the bench, which he didn’t move from for the full 48 minutes.

That’s a place where Humphries will be expected to stay for at least the short term. Carlesimo said he expects to try this out through at least the next four or five games, and then go from there.

The decision completes a stunning fall since the start of the season for Humphries, who went from starting 20 games in the first two months of the season to suddenly finding himself all the way at the end of the bench after averaging a double-double each of the past two seasons and signing a two-year, $24 million contract last summer.

But, in the end, Carlesimo needed to sit either Evans or Humphries to get a proper look at Teletovic, whom the Nets higher-ups want to see more of.

“Somebody had to be out,” Carlesimo said. “[Humphries] started 20 games, and to me, he’s still a known factor. There’s just no way we can get Mirza 12, 15, 18, 20 minutes without taking one of the guys out. Whoever I took out, it wouldn’t be fair, but it’s just reality.”