The Wizards traded Kris Humphries to the Suns on Feb. 18 as part of the deal that brought Markieff Morris to Washington. His stay in Phoenix was short lived as the Suns waived him on Sunday.
Now that the 6-10 forward has cleared waivers, the Hawks have signed him.
ROSTER UPDATE: We have signed forward Kris Humphries. pic.twitter.com/p0hcmLzlyo
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"As we explored opportunities to add to our team after the trade deadline, we felt it was important to prioritize experience and versatility," Atlanta President of Basketball Operations/Head Coach Mike Budenholzer said in an official release. "Kris is a versatile veteran with playoff experience who fits well with our group and within our system. We are fortunate to have Kris join our team and would like to welcome him to the Hawks family."
The Hawks were reported as favorites to land Humphries even before he was officially waived by Phoenix. Though contract details have not been disclosed, Yahoo Sports reported that the 12-year veteran planned to sign a minimum deal for what's left of the season.
He has averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds playing 17 minutes per game in 2015-16. Though Humphries didn't pan out as a stretch-4 in Washington, he could help Atlanta from a rebounding perspective.
The Hawks are ranked 27th in the NBA in rebounds, and only three players on the Hawks roster -- Paul Millsap, Al Horford, and Kent Bazemore -- average more rebounds per game than Humphries.
He's also another healthy big man for a roster that lost center Tiago Splitter to season-ending surgery.
Atlanta currently finds itself 5th in the Eastern Conference standings with a 33-27 record.
The Wizards and Hawks will meet three more times this season after Atlanta won their Nov. 7 meeting 114-99.
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