Atlanta Hawks: 4 Players That Need More Minutes

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Daniel Hamilton

The more tantalizing prospect on the Hawks who has seen extremely limited minutes is Daniel Hamilton.

Last year, Hamilton played spot minutes for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but where he has really shone so far is in the G-League. Though Hamilton has only played 4 games for the Erie BayHawks, it’s quite clear that he is too good to be playing down there, and should remain with the Hawks for the remainder of the season.

That’s an easier ask than it might be for Poythress and Adams too, since Hamilton was actually signed to a full NBA contract and not a limited Two-Way deal.

In 4 G-League games this season, Hamilton is averaging a near-triple-double of 18.2 points, 11.2 rebounds and 7.2 assists. Exceptional work.

Hamilton has good size at 6-foot-7 and a lanky frame with long arms, but it’s very apparent he could still tack on some muscle on his thin and wiry frame. If given the chance for the Hawks, it’s very possible that Hamilton could carve out a role for himself as a multifaceted combo guard. In a short stint against the Boston Celtics, it was clear that Hamilton possessed the ability to grab and go off a live rebound, pushing the ball hard down the court with excellent footspeed. He even splashed a smooth triple in garbage time, which was nice to see.