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PHOENIX — Kris Humphries did not leave Minnesota following his freshman year to become a journeyman, a carpetbagger who has to peek at his phone every few hours during at NBA trade deadline time.
The Celtics did not acquire Humphries because of his skills. They accepted him from the Nets because he was simply a pawn in the Celtics quest to rebuild quickly. General manager Billy King said for Brooklyn to take Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the contracts of Humphries and Gerald Wallace had to accompany the three first-round picks he would shuttle to Boston.
Since arriving in Boston, Humphries’s behavior has been exemplary.