Nets: Kris Humphries (Jul 17 3:04 ET ) Humphries has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with Brooklyn.
The Scoop: Humphries will be part of a new-look group in Brooklyn that includes guards Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, center Brook Lopez, and forward Gerald Wallace, who all either decided to re-sign with the Nets this month, or in the case of Johnson, accept a trade from Atlanta to Brooklyn.
Those have been the respective cases for the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, who each go for their third straight win Sunday at Madison Square Garden in a matchup of teams within the NBA's weakest division. The Celtics (9-12) find themselves atop the Atlantic despite already experiencing losing streaks of four and six games in the first month of the season. "We're at the top of the division," forward Kris Humphries said. "That's all that's important." The Knicks (5-13) have won back-to-back games for the first time after opening 3-13, yet find themselves only 2 1/2 games out of the division lead.
BOSTON -- Known more these days for being a former member of the Kardashian family than for his basketball exploits, Kris Humphries has been patient. Friday night, one of the forgotten pieces of the enormous trade that sent Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to Brooklyn, made his patience pay off. Playing a season-high 24 minutes, the forward scored a season-high 18 points and seven rebounds, adding two assists and a blocked shots as the Celtics -- the first-place Boston Celtics -- defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-98. Humphries, averaging 4.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game coming in, helped the Celtics to a 27-point first-half lead then helped again when the Nuggets shot back to within three points in the third quarter.
The Boston Celtics shot 43-83 (51.8%) from the field and turned it over on only nine possessions, in a 106-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. Boston (9-12) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. Jordan Crawford scored 22 points on 9-13 shooting, including 2-4 on 3-point attempts, in a good performance. Other key players for Boston included Kris Humphries with 18 points and 7 rebounds, and Brandon Bass with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
BOSTON — Channelling their inner-Rajon Rondo in front of a national television audience, the Boston Celtics put together a strong performance in holding off a pesky Denver team, 106-98. Jordan Crawford continues to do a better-than-expected job of running the team's offense at the point, had 22 points to go with eight assists and four rebounds. Maybe the biggest surprise of the night was Kris Humphries, who came off the bench to score 18 points which doubled his season-high scoring, along with seven rebounds. Boston (9-12) also got strong games from Avery Bradley and Jeff Green who had 18 and 15 points, respectively.
Just ask Kris Humphries. Although he's not a bad player, most Americans know Humphries as the guy that married Kim Kardashian for a laughable 72 days. After a few solid seasons with the New Jersey Nets, Humphries earned a two-year, $24 million deal. Everyone knew he was overpaid at the time, but his salary actually helped facilitate the blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets.
BOSTON — Kris Humphries has been called a lot of things. And let's not forget those NBA fans, some even sober at the time, who try to heckle him a "Mr. Kardashian," an old and tired jab at his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian. Humphries spent most of his 16-plus minutes on the floor guarding Al Jefferson who is one of the better scoring centers in the NBA. "Hump did an outstanding job on him," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
COMMENTARY | Over the summer when the Boston Celtics dealt Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets for a hodgepodge of mediocre players, the key ingredient for Boston was the three future first-round drafts picks they received as well. The Celtics are sure to be an active participant all season long, and any moves they make are likely to have very little to do with the skill sets of the actual players coming to town. Recently, there were rumors of a potential deal involving Boston and the New York Knicks, with the Knicks looking to move Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert. If the Celtics were so inclined, they could match salaries by offering New York Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, and Courtney Lee.
BOSTON — Kris Humphries was joking around recently about him, MarShon Brooks and Keith Bogans joining a YMCA team so they could play in some games. The NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement won't allow such a thing to happen, but that's besides the point. Humphries wants to play somewhere, even if it means leaving Boston.
BOSTON — The Celtics will be short-handed tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats with Jared Sullinger out with a bruised right knee. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Sullinger is being listed as day-to-day. "He's got the bruised knee and obviously he's not feeling 100 percent running or jumping off of it," Stevens said. Filling that void for Sullinger will be Kris Humphries, who has played sparingly this season.
The Scoop: None.
Nov 13 3:11 ET
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Olynyk remains focused while sidelined (Comcast SportsNet New England) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: Comcast SportsNet New England) WALTHAM, Mass — Kelly Olynyk is with the Boston Celtics during their two-game road trip through the boroughs of New York City, with an outside shot of returning to the floor against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Head coach Brad Stevens has already ruled Olynyk out for Sunday's game against New York. More...