Second-year shooting guard Tyler Dorsey is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies but, otherwise, it was a very quiet afternoon for the Atlanta Hawks. However, the team did make two additional roster moves, trading for (and waiving) Jabari Bird and a more surprising transaction in parting ways with Daniel Hamilton.
Head coach Lloyd Pierce thanked both Hamilton and Dorsey for their service prior to Atlanta’s match-up against the Toronto Raptors. Chris Vivlamore of the AJC first reported the news that Hamilton would be waived and he added that the maneuver was not necessarily intentional, but the Hawks actually needed to “clear a necessary roster spot after a technical error.”
Hamilton, like Dorsey, was operating on an expiring contract and outside of Atlanta’s regular rotation. The 23-year-old was signed to a one-year guaranteed contract prior to the season and Hamilton appeared in 19 games, making three starts during a time in which the Hawks’ roster was banged up on the injury front.
It will be interesting to see where Hamilton lands, as the former Oklahoma City Thunder wing brings a versatile skill set to the table. He averaged 3.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game with the Hawks and will become a free agent if he clears waivers.