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Hawks agree to deal with Kris Humphries, per report

The Atlanta Hawks reportedly have a deal in place with forward Kris Humphries who secured a buyout from the Phoenix Suns earlier today.

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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.

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.