Divorced to Kim Kardashian. Got in a fight with Rondo last year. Career 6.6 points per game. Yes, we understand why your expectations for Kris Humprhies aren’t that big.
Many Celtics fans around Boston have the bar set low for the newest addition to the Green Team. However, Humphries could be a vital piece to potentially snagging the seventh or eighth seed in the ever so deep (sarcasm) Eastern Conference in 2013-2014.
Kris’s mentality on the court is rebounding first which is exactly what the Celtics have been missing the past few years. With the recent arrest of Sullinger, Humphries will be looked at as the leader of the big men, and will have increased playing time in the upcoming season.
Two years ago, when Humphries finally got the chance to start in Brooklyn, he scored 13.8 ppg while tallying 11 rebounds per game. He was a double-double machine that had a knack for rebounding.
Recently, it has been reported that Kris has spent his offseason working out in Los Angeles with superstars Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden. His motivation shows that he wants to gain the respect from the fans in Boston, and he is doing a decent job at it.
This is the final year in his multi-year contract. At the age of 28, he is in the middle of his prime and with a decent year stat wise, he will definitely get some big bucks this offseason.
If Kris puts up good numbers but isn’t able to blend with the Celtic tradition, then he could be a key trading piece at the deadline for a team that is looking for a rebounder. In return, the Celtics could possibly receive a first rounder which is vital for the deep 2014 draft.
In a recent ESPN article, Humphries’ trainer spoke on his client’s new start with Boston,
“This is the earliest he’s ever reported to camp, so he’s going to have about three good weeks of work before training camp starts. He wants to get acclimated, he wants to get to know everyone, he wants to really prove to everyone, ‘Look, I’m here, I’m devoted, I’m ready to rock and roll.’ That’s where his head’s at. He’s looking to have a good year and would love to sign a three- or four-year deal and stay in Boston, and be part of them turning around.”
Check out some highlights of Humphries and what he can provide the Celtics:
By: Jake Abrams @Jabrams53420