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Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics envision a key role for Kris Humphries

Chuck - Red's Army August 3, 2013 Kris Humphries, The Morning Dump 17 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

attends A Night of Style & Glamour to welcome newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries at Capitale on August 31, 2011 in New York City.Just forget about the Kardashian saga and the scrum with KG and Rajon Rondo and accept the fact that Kris Humphries is an above average NBA player.

Numbers don’t lie (via Yahoo!):

Between fall 2010 and spring 2012, Humphries averaged 11.9 points (50.4 percent shooting) and 10.7 rebounds per game. During that span, he played in 136 games and only started 106 of them. This guy came off the bench nearly 60 percent of the 2010-11 season, and still maintained a double-double average!

If 2011-12 was Hump’s peak, it’s not a stretch to imagine he can return to the role of “quality producer.” As previously mentioned, he’s 28 years old. His minutes drastically decreased last year, from 35 per contest the season prior to only 18.3.

Despite his less than enthusiastic appearance at the Celtics press conference, Humphries is playing for his next contract. If Brad Stevens gives him the minutes, expect Humphries to bust his ass and produce.

It’s also possible that these reports of Danny Ainge liking Humphries are a ploy to increase his trade value.

In other news, Greg Oden signed a 2-year deal with the Miami Heat. I’m a bit surprised Oden signed for the league minimum, but I think that shows he’s still not ready. The Celtics reportedly had interest but never made an offer.

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  • zippittyay

    I used to root for Oden making a comeback……

    • eddysamson

      Well the only dude I liked on the Heat was Miller and he’s gone now so at least there’s a new guy to like.

    • zippittyay

      Maybe Oden and LeBron can have a PED party together

  • Adam Stark

    So the rich get richer and the poor get fucked.

    • jrleftfoot

      You`re assuming that Oden will actually be healthy enough to play.

      • Adam Stark

        Yeah. I hope his knees smash like glass the second he steps onto the court though.

        • Raoul

          Wow

        • Adam Stark

          Really? Down votes? Where’s the the hatred for all Miami heat players. Next your all be wishing Kobe well.

          • eddysamson

            Because Oden is a great person, stop being an asshole.

        • jrleftfoot

          where`s your basic human decency? Karma`s a beach.

  • Nathan Hodge

    In Humps three years with the Nets in NJ, their record was 58-172. Not a very winning ‘peak’ for Humphries. It’s not a surprise he couldn’t find a role/minutes on a winning team last year. The guy’s a loser. If Danny ‘likes’ him, it’s only because playing him will help the Celtics lose games. Almost like a reverse-moneyball situation

    • Raoul

      Humph’s individual averages are more relevant than the Nets’ record. You’re just being silly if you think the Nets’ record would have been different or, even more silly, better without him.

      • Nathan Hodge

        No, what I’m suggesting is that Hump’s individual averages are irrelevant. Bad basketball players put up good stats on bad teams all the time. Ricky Davis averaged 14 points per game over the course of an 11 year career, but most of the teams he was on sucked. If the Celtics play Humphries 30+ minutes a night this season, it’s because they don’t have anyone better, and that’s a bad sign.

        • eddysamson

          Dude, good players still play on bad teams. Stop trying lol.

        • Jordan Nixon

          Or they are building up the trade chip, which Humphries absolutely is

  • LA Flake

    Humph would’ve been an AWESOME pick up…if we still had PP&KG around. But on this team? I’m not sure because we got guys we need to develop.

  • frickenWaaaltah

    Danny is so full of crap and he’s fooling no one; he’s just embarrassing himself here.

    All the PF minutes should go to Sully/Bass if they want to win. Playing Humphries major minutes would amount to tanking because a guy like Humphries shouldn’t be in the lineup when you don’t have an elite scorer(that goes for Wallace too). It should always be Rondo/Pressey + 4 shooters. The only reason to play Humps is to try to keep his trade value as high as possible and to lose games on purpose by playing parts that don’t fit together as a team.

    The deal worth considering with the Knicks is Wallace and Humphries for Amare. But unfortunately, the Knicks are probably still looking at Amare as an elite player. I see him as a broken down guy whose body will never never again handle an NBA schedule for more than a few weeks at a time. Even then he would mostly be playing in pain, have reduced mobility, etc. Maybe I’m wrong, but it just seems obvious that they gave a megastar contract to an uninsurable player who was uninsurable for a reason.

    If you accept that, the deal makes sense. The Knicks have Melo which means Humphries and Wallace aren’t horrible for them. They’d be getting two players that could be useful to them for one that isn’t. The Celtics would spend about the same amount of money on Amare as they’d spend on Wallace and Humphries, but would be done with it a year early. They could also maybe buy out Amare at the start of FA on the summer before his final year and he might get a significant paycheck from somebody else to somewhat offset that last year’s salary for the C’s.