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Another look at Kris Humphries

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 16, 2013 at 5:15 AM

I've been down this road before. I've talked about Humprhies more times than I would like to admit, but he's a Celtic, and for now I must accept him as that. I still believe his dreams of staying long term is just that. A dream.. Humprhies had two solid seasons in New Jersey. He averaged double digits in rebounding, and he put up double-double averages from 10-12 in points and rebounds. I think that's the hope by many fans. Wouldn't it be nice to have Humphries as a double-double machine? He's playing for a contract, and he may put up those kind of numbers, but he's 28 years old, and it's not like he's going to be an All-Star anytime soon.

Unless he's a late bloomer, and if Rondo works his magic. In a season that leaves a cloud of mystery over Rondo's return. It's hard to say if Rondo is the savior for Humprhies. Here's the latest Humprhies quote that was posted a couple of days ago.

"Last year was a tough situation, up and down. For whatever reason, sometimes things just don't work out," Humphries said. "No real fingers to point; I'm just in a different situation now. I'm motivated and I'm looking to make the most out of it. It's funny, of all the places I would end up, I never thought I would play in Boston, but just from being around those guys, it should be exciting. We're out to try to prove that we're a team that can compete every night, and whenever people sort of write you off, it's a lot of motivation.

"I'm not looking to be a part of a tanking situation. I know that [president of basketball operations] Danny Ainge has said that they're not looking to tank, and I'm sure Brad Stevens coming in is definitely not looking to do that. So it's just about competing and bringing it every night. We're going to have to figure out ways to win and continue to get better, and it starts with camp."

Nobody wants to hear the "T" word in that locker room. Kris sounds like a player ready to show and prove his worth. This is a new start for him, and will see how well he takes the bull by the horns. Here's a look at Humprhies from this past summer, and some of us past dust ups, and highlights.

Meet Kris Humphries

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Celtics vs Nets FIGHT (Rajon Rondo vs Kris Humphries)

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Kris Humphries Highlights

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Reply paul
3:11 PM on September 16, 2013 
Nice piece, Shawn. I think Humphries is going to be an important player for us. He loves the game, he likes to hustle, he likes to rebound, he may not be a great scorer but he knows where the basket is. He and Rondo may connect. I like too hearing that the coaching staff is preaching up tempo.