With the first-ever NBA G League International Challenge replacing the traditional NBA G League All-Star Game this year, the NBA’s official minor league is recognizing its top performers by naming the Midseason All-NBA G League Teams. NBA G League coaches, general managers and players voted on the top performers from the first half of the season from their respective conferences, based on the performance of players in games through January 21, 2018.

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s two-way Thunder player, Daniel Hamilton has been named to the G-League’s Midseason All NBA G League Western Conference team.

Hamilton, 22, has thrived with the Oklahoma City Blue. In 29 games, he’s averaging 16.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.0 rebounds per game. Hamilton has six triple-doubles. The rest of the NBA has 12 combined. Last season, Hamilton only had one triple-double, not including the one we had in the G League Playoffs. Before this season, the Blue only had five triple-doubles in franchise history.

Hamilton was signed a two-way contract on Aug. 3., the first in Thunder history.

Hamilton competed with the Thunder in the 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League, where he started four games and averaged 11.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and an OPSL-high 6.8 assists in 31.0 minutes per game.

Draft 56th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft out of UConn, Hamilton was named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the year, AAC All-Conference Second team and the Most Outstanding player of the 2016 AAC Tournament Championship.

In two games with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Hamilton is averaging 3.5 points, 2.0 assists on 60 percent shooting per game. Hamilton scored a career high seven points on Jan. 3 in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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