The Hawks are signing a well-known big man whose hunt for attention has widely turned fans against him.
Not just Dwight Howard.
Atlanta will also re-sign Kris Humphries.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Through all the fame, Humphries has turned himself into a pretty good role player.
He’s a reliable mid-range shooter, and he finally started attempting 3-pointers last season. Though he didn’t score more efficiently beyond the arc than he had from mid-range, there’s potential for him to cash in on those higher-value 3s.
He uses his strength to his advantage defensively. His lack of rim protection makes it tougher to play him more, though.
Humphries was an excellent rebounder before falling off a cliff last season. If that’s a sign of decline now that he’s north of 30, at least Atlanta isn’t locked in more than a year.
The Hawks are now crowded at power forward and center with Howard, Paul Millsap, Mike Scott, Mike Muscala, Tiago Splitter, Walter Tavares and Humphries. Signing Humphries could be a prelude to another move.