Kris Humphries has been around the NBA long enough to understand how the business of the league works. So, when Humphries sat down with Nets general manager Billy King after the Nets saw their season end at the hands of the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, he knew there was a good chance he’d be playing elsewhere next season.
“I wasn’t surprised,” Humphries said Monday of being traded with his new Celtic green No. 43 jersey slung over his shoulder inside the Celtics’ practice facility in Boston’s suburb. “I talked to Billy after the season and just told him, ‘Hey, obviously I have an expiring contract, and I’m looking to play and get back in the swing of things that I was in before.’
“I guess it worked out for them, and hopefully it works out for me.”
When the Nets re-signed Humphries as part of the spending spree last summer, part of the motivation of giving him a two-year deal worth $24 million (and split evenly over both seasons) was so that he could be used as the team’s