Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Should the Celtics sign Kris Humphries long-term?

Via: boston.cbslocal.com

Last Summer, many NBA analysts and Celtics Fans alike felt that the Celtics were on the losing end of the blockbuster deal. Now with the playoffs looming overhead, the question on everyones mind is "Who won the trade?" While both teams have had decent production from their new players, there is one player that really stands out. Look no further than Kris Humphries. Humphries was seen as someone who would eventually be traded through the course of the season because of his $12M salary. With the season nearly over, there have been many outbursts of signing Humphries long-term. Tommy Heinsohn once even compared Humphries to the legendary Bill Russell. Although Humphries has been seeing most of his playing time from the bench, he has been effective in his limited starts. In 17 starts, Humphries has averaged 10.8 points and 7.9 rebounds, while shooting 94% from the charity stripe. Overall, he has averaged 8.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. Additionally, he is enjoying his best month of the season as he is averaging 11.8 PPG and 7.8 RPG. Humphries is currently in the last year of his 2 yr/$24M deal. He is only 29 years of age so he still has plenty left in the tank. Humphries has even stated he would like to remain in Boston, " 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. With Humphries not speculating much interest, a long-term deal with Boston is not far-fetched.

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