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Atlanta Hawks sign Isaac Humphries, then waive him; could join G-League

Isaac Humphries’ first NBA shot may begin in the G-League.

NBL Rd 15 - Sydney v Perth Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images


Just one day after signing Isaac Humphries, the Atlanta Hawks waived him the next day to make room to sign C.J. Anderson.

The Hawks will retain the G-League rights to Humphries, who could now join the Erie BayHawks.

Former Kentucky Wildcats forward/center Isaac Humphries has inked a contract with the Atlanta Hawks.

After two seasons at Kentucky, where he averaged 2.8 points a game and 2.8 rebounds per game in his sophomore season, Humphries left the program hoping to begin a professional career.

After going undrafted in the NBA, Humphries went back to his homeland of Australia to play for the Sydney Kings of the NBL.

In Sydney, Humphries averaged 6.9 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, and one block. His impressive field goal percentage of .583 helped him win NBL rookie of the year honors.

In addition to playing in Sydney, Humphries appeared in 12 games with FMP Beograd in Serbia. There he averaged 4.5 games shooting .650% on field goals.

Humphries overseas efforts have paid off as he joins a young Hawks team looking to find players to keep in their core led by rookie point guard Trae Young.

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