Mar 1, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) reacts to a dunk against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter of Indiana

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: Happy Hump Day Edition!

Happy Hump Day, Boston Celtics fans!

Let’s start out Hump Day by reminiscing fondly of ex-Celtics player Kris Humphries.  Yep – he’s an ex-Celtic now, as he was involved in a sign-and-trade that sent him packing for Washington yesterday:

I enjoyed wasting Hump bust his, uh, hump last year for the Celtics.  His hustle will be missed, in my opinion – but Danny Ainge continues squeeze value out of his assets, so if you’re not happy with the long-term implications of this trade, you might just be a Kardashian.

Let’s face it, though: this offseason has not been filled with the sort of fireworks Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck promised for us Celtics fans.  While Boston was getting rid of Humphries, the Charlotte Hornets were further solidifying their claim as a true up-and-coming team to be feared in the Eastern Conference:  

And anyone thinking that Dwyane Wade would flee South Beach after seeing his best chance at winning another championship – LeBron James – head home, well you just don’t understand how important Miami is to Flash:  

 Of course, no one ever thought Wade was going anywhere!  Nice sentiment, though.

I think the NBA is making a wise choice, copying the NHL’s off-location command center for video replay:

The NBA will soon begin testing the off-site video review system that will be used to aid referees in making their in-game instant replay decisions during the 2014-15 season.

At a press conference following a Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced plans to phase in the so-called “command center” setup that would provide centralized assistance of all in-game instant replay decisions.

“[The replay center] is going to be in operation beginning in September,” Silver said. “We’re going to experiment with the WNBA and then use it in the preseason.”

 Nothing worse than watching a game come to a screeching halt while NBA officials huddle around a tiny monitor, especially when they don’t have access to every conceivable camera angle.  I hope the NBA makes this official.

 Just in case you were wondering, it would appear that the Minnesota Timberwolves have resumed talking to teams about a potential trade involving All-Star forward Kevin Love.   I’ll you chew on this for a while before I touch it.

And finally, the Boston Celtics chose not to waive point guard Phil Pressey, meaning the young man will have a guaranteed contract with the Celtics through the 2014-2015 season.  If you’re wondering why the team loves Pressey so much, you should check out these thoughts from his former AAU coach, among others.


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