The Boston Celtics don’t have very lofty expectations for next season. They’ve moved on from one of the better eras that the organization has seen and are now preparing to start anew. It may be a challenge to get things back on track with the Celtics but can Kris Humphries help that cause?

Humphries was deemed as a moveable asset by the Brooklyn Nets but the Celtics may be able to make great use of him here. In Boston there will be a defense-first philosophy employed by new head coach Brad Stevens. He’ll have a great backcourt defensively in Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo.

For the frontcourt things are much more up in the air. If he can get Gerald Wallace to play to even 70% of what he was when he played for the Charlotte Bobcats then the Celtics defense could vie for a top 10 to 15 slot in the NBA.

What the power forwards and centers do for the team will still be crucial though. Jeff Green should be a steady defensive presence as a tweener forward–he was solid toward the end of last season. If he doesn’t face regression he will give you versatility.

But Kris Humphries will be the real impact player that could take the Celtics defense to another level. Humphries is inherently the Celtics best rebounder on the team. The Celtics were atrocious throughout the big 3 era. Kris Humphries brings a much needed change of pace here.