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Thunder sign Daniel Hamilton to two-way contract

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While the big name contracts are done with, except for one, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced they’ve signed Daniel Hamilton, to a two-way deal on Aug. 3.

Hamilton, 21, played last season with the Oklahoma City Blue after being drafted No. 56 by Oklahoma City in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Starting in the 2017-18 season, each team is allowed two players on two-way contracts, in addition to the standard 15 players on the roster. Players on two-way contracts spend most of the season in the G-League, but can be called up to their NBA team for a maximum of 45 days.

With the Blue, Hamilton started 47 of 49 games, averaged 14.9 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. His rebounding led all rookie guards in the G-League.

Hamilton’s major showing was in the 2017 G-League Playoffs. His triple-double against the Santa Cruz Warriors helped the Blue to the G-League Western Conference Finals. It was only the team’s fifth triple-double in history.

 

“Daniel has shown significant strides in his development since entering our program,” said Presti. “We are thrilled that he will receive the first two-way contract in Thunder history as we expect him to spend time with both teams this season as he continues to evolve as a player.”

Hamilton competed with the Thunder in the 2017 Mountain Dew Orlando Pro Summer League, where he started four games and averaged 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and an Orlando Summer League-high 6.8 assists per game.

In his time at Connecticut, he was named American Athletic Conference (AAC) Rookie of the Year, an AAC All-Conference Second Team selection and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2016 AAC Championship.

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