Kris Humphries Wants To Stay With Celtics

January 21 2014 at 8:52am CDT By Chuck Myron

Kris Humphries seemed open to a trade earlier this season, around the time a report indicated the Celtics would “love to move” the 10th-year big man. A few more months around the team appears to have changed Humphries’ attitude, and now he tells Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe that he’d like to stick around.

“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 [Rajon] Rondo a little bit now.”

Humphries, a free agent at season’s end, has developed a friendship with Rondo, and teammates have grown to respect the willingness of Humphries to play hurt, Washburn writes. Increased minutes have no doubt played a role in the newfound contentment Humphries has found in Boston, as he’s seen his minutes gradually escalate over the course of the season. He’s spent most of the season as a bench player, but he’s started the team’s last seven games.

4 thoughts on “Kris Humphries Wants To Stay With Celtics

  1. I’m actually starting to like kris. He’s a good player with a good motor but to be honest he’s gone after this year. Either he’ll be traded or he will come back at a big discount

  2. If he is willing to take a lesser pay day his worth off the bench has been certified. Bass and Green are more likely to be moved. If Bogans can be released at the end of the year without impacting the salary cap I’m all for it. Trading Green does mean the Celts had better get an excellent play at the 3 in the draft. I would move almost anyone if it meant getting Greg Monroe out of Detroit. I like Bass and Green but they need to address the center position and I doubt they can get Embiid in the draft. Bass is an extra with Sully, Humphries if possible and Olynyk in the fold.

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