HoopsHype Kris Humphries rumors

January 26, 2014 Updates

People say you pulled off a huge steal. What do you think when you hear that? Danny Ainge: Well, what I felt at the time was, I thought it was a really gutsy move by Brooklyn. I admired it. I thought the way KG finished last year, and Paul — both of them looked like they had a lot of basketball left in them, as the season finished last year. And so, I felt that it was a good deal for both teams. Like, I wasn’t able to put Joe Johnson and Deron Williams and Brook Lopez around Paul and KG. I wish I could have. They still would’ve been Celtics. But we weren’t in that position, to become a contender, I don’t think. I didn’t think that Paul and KG could carry us like they had for the five or six years previous. We were a team, I felt, that was destined to mediocrity as opposed to excellence with those guys. And especially with [Rajon] Rondo being out and so forth, it was going to be a long year for us with those two guys at the stage of their careers. It wouldn’t have done them justice. So, I was happy for Brooklyn. They were taking a chance. I thought it was a really good trade. I thought it was good for us and where we were as a franchise. And I thought it was really good for Jet, Paul, and KG and for [new Nets coach] Jason Kidd. I didn’t know if they’d win a championship or not, because I knew Indiana and Miami were going to be very good, and I thought Chicago was going to be very good. But I really thought it was going to be a four-horse race in the East, with those four teams. That’s what it looked like to me when the season started. Boston Globe

January 22, 2014 Updates

Ainge played coy, but he was complimentary when asked about Humphries. “First of all, I don’t really listen to words, I watch and see, and Kris has shown it by everything he’s done from the time he’s been here,” Ainge said. “From starting in September-October he’s a great pro, goes about his job, and he’s played well and he’s played hard and he’s played hurt. He’s sacrificed for his teammates and that has a lot more meaning to me than what someone says. There’s so many factors that come into play with all of that, so Kris Humphries is a player I’ve tried to acquire in the past. And he’s even better than I thought, so yeah, what else do you need to know? Do you need to have specific answers? That’s all I can give you. I am a fan.” Boston Globe

January 21, 2014 Updates

Humphries sounds like a man invested in Boston’s future, although this is the final year of his contract and he could be trade bait in the next few weeks. Regardless, Humphries said he wants to remain a Celtic or even re-sign this summer. Having lacked an interior defensive presence since the departure of Kendrick Perkins and the failed experiments of Shaquille and Jermaine O’Neal, the Celtics could use Humphries’s guile and production in their rebuilding efforts. “I want to be a part of this whole, building this team and doing all that stuff with the new coach and all that, I want to be here,” he said. “You never know if they want you or they don’t want you or what their plans are, but I like Boston, my teammates. I’m just getting a chance to play with Rondo a little bit now.” Boston Globe

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Brad Stevens, due to the quality play of Kris Humphries, brought Sullinger off the bench against the Clippers. For the moment, that appears to be an ongoing plan. Sullinger said he accepts the role change. "That's absolutely fine with me," said Sullinger. "(Stevens) said there may be times when they change things with me coming off the bench." Boston Herald

Blake Griffin's MONSTER DUNK over Kris Humphries last night was so nasty ... even Blake's brother admits, you can't help but feel terrible for Kris. Taylor Griffin -- Blake's big bro -- tells TMZ Sports he was at the Staples Center to watch the Clippers take on the Boston Celtics and watched firsthand as Blake posterized KH with a FEROCIOUS crotch-to-face throwdown. "I just feel sorry for the guy," Taylor says ... noting that Blake's dunk was definitely one of the Top 3 slams of the year. TMZ.com

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As a veteran in the last year of his contract on a rebuilding team, Humphries is a highly tradable commodity. But as long as he’s here, Stevens will enjoy his presence. “You go home and people ask you about guys, and what I told them about Kris is that he’s as professional as you can be,” Stevens said. “He handles not playing, and he’s a positive teammate. We’ve got a lot of those guys, but he’s certainly a great example.” Boston Herald

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Players like Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries have, however, had to figure out a way to deal with a situation that is less than ideal with all three looking at free agency at the end of the year. For the most part, they have been professional about it, even when it’s gnawed at them inside. "Your job title doesn’t say you’re going to play," Bogans said before Friday night’s game against the Cavaliers. "I know what it takes to be in this league, to stick around. I’m just trying to help MarShon out. It’s really tough on him being younger. I’m helping him stay ready, so when he gets called he’s making the most of his opportunity." MetroWest Daily News

"I just try to play as hard as I can when I’m out there," Humphries said. "Not focus on how much I’m playing, if I’m getting plays, getting the ball — those kinds of things. It’s simpler when you break it down in your mind as: ‘This is your job. Go do it. Play hard.’ MetroWest Daily News

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