With Tiago Splitter undergoing season-ending surgery, the Hawks have been looking find a backup big man on the open market. The team struck out on an attempt to sign Anderson Varejao, but came to terms with Kris Humphries after being waived by the Suns today. Humphries was sent to Phoenix in a deadline-day trade that sent Markieff Morris to the Wizards.
Known nation-wide as the former husband of Kim Kardashian, the big man isn’t exactly a household name for his basketball skills. However, he is respectable on the boards and even added a three point arsenal to his game this season. Humphries will compete with Mike Muscala for minutes as he is eased into Coach Bud’s system. He’s not the sexiest pickup but the Hawks definitely need all the rebounding help they can get right now. Welcome to Atlanta, Kris.