Isaac Humphries signs two-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers

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Australian centre Isaac Humphries has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Adelaide 36ers, sources have told ESPN.

Humphries, 22, is coming off his second season in the NBA G-League; his most recent stint coming with the Lakeland Magic after signing an Exhibit 10 deal with its NBA affiliate, the Orlando Magic.

The 7-footer will bolster a 36ers frontcourt that already features All-NBL Second Team forward, Daniel Johnson, on a roster that most recently added rising point guard Josh Giddey as a Next Star, along with a new head coach in Connor Henry.

Humphries began his career in the NBL, winning the league's Rookie of the Year award in 2018 as a member of the Sydney Kings. Since that first professional season in the NBL, Humphries has gone on to play in five NBA games with the Atlanta Hawks - starting in one contest - as well as a pair of G-League campaigns.

As is the case with most standard NBL contracts, Humphries' deal contains an NBA-out clause for both years, sources said.

With the addition of Humphries, the 36ers' roster for the 2020-21 NBL season stands at seven; the big-man joining Johnson, Giddey, Brendan Teys, Jack McVeigh, Daniel Dillon, and Alex Mudronja. The 36ers opted out of the remainder of its deal with Jerome Randle, sources said, with the one-time NBL MVP recovering from a serious knee injury.

NBL Free Agency officially opens on July 1, and the 36ers' plan is to begin the season with just one import, sources said. The team's front office, led by Jeff Van Groningen, plans to use that spot on a point guard.

Over on the east coast of Australia, Cameron Gliddon mutually parted ways with the Brisbane Bullets, before agreeing in principle to a two-year deal with the South East Melbourne Phoenix, sources said.