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Hawks to sign Jordan Sibert to a 10-day contract

Jordan Sibert, Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are filling their 14th roster spot with the signing of guard Jordan Sibert.

As reported by Chris Kirschner of The Athleitc, the Hawks are signing Sibert to a 10-day contract from their G League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks.

The signing looks more like a move to complete the Hawks’ rotation. After waiving Jeremy Lin, Atlanta’s roster stood at 12 players only. However, the league’s roster rules require for at least 14 players in the lineup.

Atlanta already converted Jaylen Adams’ two-way contract to a regular NBA contract, bringing their roster to 13 players. They needed to fill the 14th spot before Feb. 21, and it seems they found their guy in Sibert.

When Sibert’s 10-day contract expires, Atlanta can find a replacement or work out another 10-day contract with the 26-year-old swingman.

The move to the NBA could be a chance for Sibert to prove himself though. The Hawks are already out of the playoff race, and Sibert figures to get some playing time in order for Atlanta to get a good grasp of what he can do and if he can be part of the rebuild.

Sibert, who went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, has spent the whole 2018-19 season in the G League. He averaged 15.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Bayhawks while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from beyond the arc