Humphries hoping to be part of Celtics future

Humphries hoping to be part of Celtics future
February 1, 2014, 3:45 pm
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WALTHAM, Mass. — Kris Humphries is a 10-year veteran in the final year of a contract that pays him $12 million, and he's currently with a Boston Celtics franchise that's nowhere close to being a title contender.

Most players in his shoes would be on the cell phone in a New York City minute telling their agent to get them out of town like, yesterday.

Not only is Humphries not looking to leave, but he wants to stick around beyond this season with what he hopes will be a multi-year contract this summer.

"Hopefully I'll get a chance to be part of the future of this organization," Humphries said.

And the reason is simple.

"See that?" says Humphries, who looks to the walls inside the practice facility that are draped by one championship banner after another - 17 total - that stand as reminders of what this team's ultimate mission is: winning championships.

Humphries has been impressed with the front office, the coaches, training staff as well as the way everyone has collectively responded during what has been a difficult season for all involved.

"Everyone is sticking together," he said. "You wouldn't think that we've just been losing a bunch of games by the way that everyone is doing their jobs and stuff like that. When you have an organization like that, you know that only big things are to come."