Waived by Hawks, guard Morris signs to play in Italy

Jaylen Morris has signed to play in Italy next season after being released by the Hawks.

After being waived by the Atlanta Hawks, it took only three days for guard Jaylen Morris to find a landing spot.

Morris, who played six games for the Hawks last season, has signed with Fiat Torino in Italy, according to Nicola Lupo of Sportando.

The Hawks had to waive Morris and his $1.378,242 salary, along with Antonius Cleveland, in order to clear enough salary-cap space to complete the three-team deal that will send Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta from Oklahoma City and Justin Anderson to the Hawks from the 76ers.

Playing on two 10-day contracts and then signing for the rest of the season in March, the 22-year-old shooting guard played in six games for Atlanta last season.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Morris averaged 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.3 minutes in those six games.

Morris went undrafted out of Molloy (N.Y.) College, but made his way to the Erie BayHawks of the G League — where he averaged 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 39 games.

He requested his release from Atlanta after learning he would not make the Hawk’s 15-man roster this season, according to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constititution.

Lupo reports Morris’ new deal in Italy includes an out clause should he receive another offer to join an NBA squad.