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Hawks sign Jordan Sibert to 10-day contract

Sibert will fill the team’s 14th roster spot.

Dayton v Providence Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Update: The Hawks announced the signing of Sibert on Wednesday.

The Atlanta Hawks will sign Jordan Sibert to a 10-day contract, per a report from The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner.

As outlined when the club converted Jaylen Adams from his Two-Way contract to a standard NBA contract, the Hawks were obligated by league rules to get their roster back to 14 players no later than two weeks after the trade deadline, which left them with just 12 after Jeremy Lin was bought out following the trade deadline. Adams filled the 13th spot last week and now Sibert will consume the 14th spot, if only for 10 days, at which point the team will have another two weeks to fill that spot once again. Sibert would then be eligible for a second 10-day with the team, should both sides agree.

Sibert played his college basketball at Ohio State and Dayton, after which he was undrafted and spent 2015-16 with the Erie Bayhawks (then an affiliate of the Orlando Magic). His next two years were spent overseas in Greece and Germany, where he was a solid if unspectacular player for a trio of non-Euroleague teams.

This season, the 26-year-old was back with the Bayhawks (now the Hawks’ affiliate), where his shooting prowess has come to the forefront. Only three consistent G-Leaguers are getting up more 3s than Sibert on a per-game basis and he’s hitting a respectable 38 percent on his 8.6 attempts a game.

There is an opening in the guard rotation after the club’s moves surrounding the deadline and Sibert should be available to play as the Hawks return from the All-Star Break on Feb. 22 against the Detroit Pistons. It might be an uphill battle for him, though, when it comes to actually seeing consistent minutes with the team.