Celtics rumors have overseen a major rebuilding effort in Boston this season, with the departures via trade of beloved former Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett signalling the impetus for the storied franchise to reload brick by brick.
However, in spite of the current youth movement under first year head coach Brad Stevens, Gary Dzen of Boston.com is reporting that the Boston Celtics are entertaining the thought of bringing veteran forward Kris Humphries back into the fray in 2014-15.
“I have had a few conversations with Kris," said Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. "Because he's been with us all year, he was with us in the summer and all this year. Kris sort of knows where we are as an organization and he knows we like him. And he knows there is a lot of uncertainty, depending on which direction we choose to go this summer. None of us know."
Humphries is in the final year of a two-year, $24 million contract, and would most likely only come back at a marked discount. In just 20.1 minutes per game this season, the Boston Celtics' 10-year NBA veteran has provided both stabilization and production -- posting 15.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per 36 minutes played.
Danny Ainge is quite aware of how valuable Humphries has been for the Celtics during this transitional period, but the Celtics GM is not prepared, nor equipped to make any concrete assertions -- He knows we like him, his coaches and teammates like him, we just can’t make any promises yet.”