Hawks To Waive Daniel Hamilton

The Hawks will waive guard Daniel Hamilton after agreeing to a trade with Boston, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta acquired Jabari Bird and cash from the Celtics today, with NBA rules requiring that they clear a roster spot to make the deal official.

The Hawks will also waive Shelvin Mack, who was acquired in a separate deal with Memphis for Tyler Dorsey, according to Vivlamore.

It appeared as if Atlanta would have been able to hang onto Hamilton if it had completed the trade for Mack first, then waived him to clear a roster spot. However, Vivlamore suggests that the team had to release Hamilton due to a “technical error.”

Hamilton, 23, was the No. 56 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Connecticut. He appeared in 19 games with the Hawks this season, holding per-game averages of three points, 2.5 rebounds and 10.7 minutes on 38% shooting.

The Hawks held onto the likes of Jeremy Lin, Taurean Prince and Dewayne Dedmon past today’s trade deadline despite each player seeing their names surface in rumors. According to Vivlamore, there are currently no plans to buy out veterans like Lin and Dedmon.

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6 thoughts on “Hawks To Waive Daniel Hamilton

  1. hiflew

    If it is a 1 for 1 deal, why would they need to release Hamilton for it to be official? Wouldn’t Mack just take Dorsey’s spot on the roster?

    • Luke Adams

      That 1-for-1 deal was the one Vivlamore cited in his tweet, which didn’t make sense to me either. We’ve changed the wording here and we’re assuming the Bird deal was the one that required the roster spot instead (though, as noted in our update, it seems like the Hawks could’ve avoided waiving Hamilton if they’d made their moves in a different order).

      • hiflew

        Ah okay. That makes sense. And it really seems like the type of oversight that Atlanta’s front office would commit.

  2. UGA_Steve

    Typical. Just typical.

    They can probably get Hamilton back, but if not, it’s not as bad as the inability to flip vets for anything. Dedmon and Lin should have been easy to move to a contending team. Bazemore’s injury pretty much made him a no-go for trades, but they had a few others. Asking for too much no doubt.

    Now they have no future capital from those guys, and they will almost certainly eat away minutes that could be used to develop the younger players. Just horrible. Just getting rid of them for nothing would have been better than letting wasting minutes on aging vets.

    • x%sure

      2Way Jaylen Adams? Trae Young is getting 30 mpg, all he needs for not hitting the rookie wall. Lin is not taking Young’s minutes and keeps things organized. Collins is also at 30′.

      None of the centers are that young but I guess Spellman could get more than 17′. He looks good on paper but the team does not prosper with him oncourt. They should probably not overly reward him.
      A 4 like Collins prob likes a Dedmon type at the 5 having his back.
      Not an exciting time for an ATL fan but wait till the draft comes!

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