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Daniel Hamilton Signs One-Year, Guaranteed Deal with Atlanta Hawks

The former UConn men’s basketball forward finds a new home.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Oklahoma City Thunder v Charlotte Hornets
Daniel Hamilton (#25) of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against Willy Hernangomez (#41) of the Charlotte Hornets during the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

After spending the first two years of his professional career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Daniel Hamilton is heading to the Atlanta Hawks on a one-year, guaranteed contract according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi.

Hamilton made his NBA debut this past season with the Thunder, appearing in six games while averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 assists in 4.7 minutes per game. In the G League, he averaged 16.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists in 45 games last season.

After two solid but mostly unspectacular seasons at UConn, Hamilton surprised many by announcing he was signing with an agent and entering the NBA Draft. He was picked in the second round (56th overall) by the Denver Nuggets before being traded on draft night to the Thunder.

Hamilton spent all of the 2016-17 season in the G League before making his NBA debut in 2017-18. With a fully-guaranteed contract with the Hawks, he should have a solid chance at making the roster.