Age accelerates in the NBA as in few other corners of life.
Last season Kris Humphries was one of the boys sharing the Brooklyn Nets locker room with Gerald Wallace Keith Bogans Joe Johnson Jerry Stackhouse and Deron Williams.
One seismic trade later and Humphries (nine seasons) Bogans (10) and Wallace (12) are old men — kindergarten cops if you will — on a Celtics team that has become an incubator for otherwise young talent.
Humphries kids Bogans claiming the forward should only claim nine years of service due to surgery that limited him to five games during the 2011-12 season.
But there’s no denying that this is an oil-and-water mix for Humphries who thanks to an extremely movable contract (one year $12 million) could be headed to a contender once trade activity starts to heat up again in mid-December.
“Obviously writers write about those possibilities and it’s (C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge’s) job to develop the team for now and the future” Humphries sai...