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Celtics looking to deal Humphries in December?


07:13 AM ET 10.07 | It wasn't all that long ago that Kris Humphries was one of the boys, sharing a locker room with veterans Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans, Joe Johnson, Jerry Stackhouse and Deron Williams. One seismic trade later, and Humphries (nine seasons), Bogans (10) and Wallace (12) are old men -- kindergarten cops, if you will -- on a Celtics team that has become an incubator for otherwise young talent. ... But there's no denying that this is an oil-and-water mix for Humphries, who thanks to an extremely movable contract (one year, $12 million) could be headed to a contender once trade activity starts to heat up again in mid-December. "Obviously writers write about those possibilities, and it's (C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge's) job to develop the team for now and the future," Humphries said.

Boston Herald

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October 7, 2013  09:45 AM ET

Going South West, Bro?

October 7, 2013  11:16 AM ET

lady humps?

October 7, 2013  12:34 PM ET

Hey KNICKS here's you chance to make a smart move. Kris isn't a POWER HOUSE but a grunt. Willing to do what it take to get the job done provided he gets the minutes to do it in. After a decent 2011-2012 Season he was lost for most of the 2012-2013 Season due to coach's choice. I think he'd be a nice fit for the league minimum of any NBA team, or at least one with a PG that know how to get someone the ball in the sweet spot.

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October 7, 2013  02:37 PM ET

Nobody cares Bro.........

October 7, 2013  04:56 PM ET

this is the Celtics sesason-

trade speculation- and draft speculation- basically what the Cavs has been for the last 3 years.....

its gonna take at least 2-3 years and more likely 3-4 before they get it together again in Boston

October 7, 2013  09:02 PM ET

After visiting various Celtics-centric forums, I have to wonder why people say the people of that city have such a vast amount of basketball knowledge. I've read some of the most perplexing views on their team and players who ply their trade there. More often than not I'm left shaking my head. I get that people have opinions, but when those opinions are in direct contrast to the prevailing facts, I have to wonder how they draw their conclusions.

You wouldn't believe the number of people who were talking about Rondo needing to be traded... blah... blah. Yet, when you hear from players, management, coaches, et al, there's nothing but praise and comments that fly directly in the face of all the negative commentary. Now we have this guy saying "...this is an oil and water mix for Humphries". I'm wondering where he got this information and how he drew this conclusion, when everything points to Humphries being a great teammate and getting along fine with Rondo and everyone else. Not to mention the fact that he's mentoring and having a positive influence on the younger players. Let's also forget that he is arguably the best (and most experienced) big man they have available. Again, I have to shake my head.

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October 8, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Someone will take the hump.He's a 10-10 guy if given minutes

Teams would but his salary could stop that move

October 8, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Quite true.Boston likes to think of itself as the best town for pro sports fans, but it's no better than any other. In fact, it's a dump.

*chuckles* I've never been there, so I couldn't say if it's a dump, but the main thought in my mind is that somehow, with their teams winning as they do (did), somehow the man on the street thinks he's more knowledgeable. Never mind the fact that Red didn't give two hoots about what Bostonians thought of his team. I doubt Bill Bellichek's concern is any greater. Likewise, I'm sure Danny Ainge had his share of *smh* moments when "fans" approach him and tell him not to let the team win too many games in preparation for next years draft. X^| ... {Huh... What?} Sometimes, I laugh when I think about what must be going through Brad Stevens' mind. 8^) ... {Hehe... WTH are these people thinking.}

October 8, 2013  05:27 PM ET

Obviously none of us can know what the thinking is in Boston's front office. From where I sit, there's no good reason to trade Kris Humphries *UNLESS* they're getting back a much better player. That attractive contract of his would serve Boston as well as it would any other team when they're looking to get below the cap. 12mln coming off the books would be a nice start. Not to mention that if he produces, they could sign him to a more manageable contract, and why not. He's just 28 years old and capable of putting up respectable numbers when given the minutes.


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