Thunder Acquires Draft Rights To Daniel Hamilton
The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired the draft rights to guard/forward Daniel Hamilton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for cash considerations, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today.
Hamilton (6-7, 195), an early entry candidate for the 2016 NBA Draft, was originally selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 56th overall pick. The UConn product was one of two Division I players (Ben Simmons – LSU) to register more than 450 points, 300 rebounds and 150 assists on the season. A 2015-16 AAC All-Conference Second Teamer, he averaged 12.5 points, a conference-best 8.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 31.9 minutes in 36 games. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2016 American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship.