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Atlanta Hawks waive Isaac Humphries; add C.J. Anderson to roster

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Roster maneuvers everywhere.

NCAA Basketball: Rhode Island at Massachusetts Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Just one day after making the signing of Isaac Humphries official, the Atlanta Hawks announced on Tuesday that the former Kentucky big man was waived. This was not a surprise given that the decision to extend the contract (likely featuring an Exhibit 10 clause) was to secure Humphries’ G League rights in the future.

With the training camp roster spot created by the maneuver, the Hawks then announced the signing of former UMass guard C.J. Anderson. This move mirrors that of what the organization did with Humphries, as Anderson participated in workouts at Atlanta’s facility prior to Media Day and would provide another G League option in the likely event that he does not make the Opening Day roster. In addition, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reports that Anderson is expected to be in uniform for Wednesday’s preseason game against San Antonio.

As with Humphries, the Hawks would presumably sign Anderson to a deal containing an Exhibit 10 clause, which can contain a bonus of up to $50,000 and allows the club to retain his G League rights to option him to Erie. Anderson would then have the option, if waived, to sign elsewhere, but a deal such as this would likely feature an agreement between the two parties to shepherd Anderson to the BayHawks.

As a senior at UMass in 2017-18, Anderson averaged 10.6 points, 5.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game. He posted a career 34.8 percent clip from three-point range across 126 college games, peaking with a 40.0 percent mark during his senior season.

Stay tuned.