Hawks sign rookie G Morris to multiyear deal

The Atlanta Hawks signed rookie guard Jaylen Morris to a multiyear contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The 22-year-old hasn't played since sustaining an ankle sprain March 11, but he did enough on a pair of 10-day contracts to earn a longer look with the team next season. Morris' second 10-day contract was set to expire on Wednesday.

The Molloy College product went undrafted in 2017 before joining the Hawks' G League Erie affiliate and averaging 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists while starting 39 games. He has averaged 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game in six contests with Atlanta.

The move comes a week after the Hawks signed guard Antonius Cleveland -- also a 2017 undrafted rookie -- to a multiyear deal after he played on a pair of 10-day contracts.

Atlanta has needed depth after ruling guard Kent Bazemore out for the season with a bone bruise in his knee on March 12.

--Field Level Media