The Atlanta Hawks were rumored to be the favorites to sign power forward Kris Humphries earlier today and now reportedly have a deal in place provided the veteran clears waivers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reports that the Hawks and Humphries have reached a deal and that he is expected to join the team on Tuesday when they take on the Golden State Warriors.
Hawks have agreed to a deal with Kris Humphries. Assuming he clears waivers, he will join team in Golden State Tuesday.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) February 28, 2016
Humphries will add some much needed depth to Atlanta's front court after the season-ending injury to Tiago Splitter. Humphries began the season with the Washington Wizards and was dealt to the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline in a package for Markieff Morris.
Humphries is averaging 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 32 games between Washington and Phoenix this season. He has been a good rebounder for his entire career averaging 11.0 per 36 minutes. Atlanta entered Sunday as the third worst rebounding team in the league.