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Oklahoma City Thunder sign Daniel Hamilton to first two-way contract in franchise history

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Thunder uses new CBA allowance to bring talented D-Leaguer Daniel Hamilton NBA experience


Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder signed 2016 post-draft acquisition Daniel Hamilton to a newly available “two-way” contract, the first in team history.

Under recent collective bargaining agreement guidelines, this season each NBA team can add two members to their 15-man roster via two-way contract designation. Designated players are allowed 45 days of NBA roster inclusion while splitting their remaining time with a G League affiliate.

Last season, Hamilton impressed OKC officials by averaging 14.9 PPG, 8 RPG, and 4.3 APG during 49 Oklahoma City Blue Contests.

These numbers prompted Sam Presti to speak highly of the 6’8, 22-year-old guard, stating:

“Daniel has shown significant strides in his development since entering our program. 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 joins Paul George, Doug McDermott, Alex Abrines, Patrick Patterson, and rookie Terrance Ferguson as members of a perimeter-focused movement aimed to raise Oklahoma City’s outside shooting efficiency.

The former UConn standout shot 37 percent from deep with the Blue, netting two three-pointers per game.

In addition to earning $75,000 for his G League services, Hamilton will receive a prorated rookie-contract sum for each day he spends with the Oklahoma City Thunder.