Humphries agreed to terms with the Hawks on Monday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Humphries jumped between the Hawks, Suns, and Wizards in the 2015-16 season, but it appears he will start out with the Hawks again in 2016-17. The terms of his contract have not yet been released. Humphries had 21 appearances with the Hawks last season and averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14 minutes a game.
Humphries had 12 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 15 minutes during the Hawks' 123-98 loss to the Cavaliers in Wednesday's Game 2. Humphries has appeared in just two contests since the postseason began, both of which were blowouts. It's possible that Hawks' coach Mike Budenholzer will give Humphries some more minutes going forward since he typically plays a pretty deep rotation anyways. Still, the odds don't seem to be in Humphries' favor given that he has only appeared in two of the six playoff games.
Humphries made his first appearances of the Hawks' first-round series in Tuesday's 110-83 Game 5 win, producing eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt), four rebounds, and one assist in nine minutes. Considering that all of Humphries' production came in garbage time, it's unlikely that he'll be able to parlay this performance into a regular spot in the Hawks' rotation. It appears coach Mike Budenholzer is content to proceed with Mike Scott and Mike Muscala as his primary backup big men.
Humphries is healthy and available, but head coach Mike Budenholzer did not play him in Saturday's game, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Humphries has struggled to get consistent playing time due to the heavy front court of Mike Muscala and Mike Scott, and received a DNP-CD during Saturday's game against the Celtics. Due to this inconsistency, Humphries isn't a viable daily pick.
Humphries had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one rebound, and one assist in 11 minutes during the Hawks' 103-90 win over the Suns on Tuesday. Humphries averaged 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 16 minutes per game during March. However, he has not seen more than 14 minutes in the last four contests now. As a backup to Paul Millsap, there simply aren't many minutes available for Humphries.
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