The Boston Celtics, who were not going to keep Hump around anyhow, are working out a sign-and-trade with the Wizards to finalize the acquisition. Odds are Boston will get the trade-exception that Washington received in their recent Trevor Ariza trade.
Though Humphries never made such a significant impact with the Celtics, to his credit, he played hard every night and he was able to stay away from the tabloids, something he had trouble with during his time with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. It is a good sign that when you YouTube his name you actually get some basketball highlights first.
In his time with the C’s, one highlight sticks out in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
He also had a chase-down block against the Indiana that was memorable, especially for a stiff white guy.
With his dashing good looks and his improving ability to speak with reporters and media, maybe this move to Washington D.C. is a preview of his next career in Congress. Well at least for the next two years (the third year is a team option) the Wizards will get some decent defense, great hustle, and an uncomfortable mid-range jumper from Kris.
Thank you Hump for not fighting with Rajon Rondo during your time here, and hopefully it doesn’t happen the first time the Celtics and the Wizards play one another next season.