Isaac Hamilton Rumors
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Isaac Hamilton, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced on Wednesday from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Hamilton (6-4, 194) played collegiately at UCLA for three years where he averaged 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists over 104 games (all starts).
His brother Issac just finished up his senior year at UCLA and is participating in workouts with teams in hopes of being drafted next week. Having gone through that process already, Daniel was able to give some words of advice to his brother. “The best advice I gave him was to stay in shape,” Daniel told Basketball Insiders. “You have a whole lot of workouts, so if you stay in shape you can be able to manage all the different workouts you got.”
In order to catch the attention of NBA teams, however, he is expanding his game to become a better well-rounded player. “I’m trying to change my game to be more of a defensive player,” Isacc told Basketball Insiders. “As a rookie, that’s how you’ll get time on the floor, just playing defense and making shots.” Issac has worked out for a few teams already, but he considered the workouts he did with the Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks to be among the best he’s had so far.
Ian Begley: UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton was among a group of players working out for the Knicks on Wednesday, per league sources. Hamilton, a 6-5 shooting guard, averaged 14.1 points in 30 minutes per game as a senior for the Bruins. The Knicks have two second-round picks (44 and 58) and have been working out several potential second rounders. Hamilton certainly fits the mold of the tall guard that Phil Jackson has shown a preference for in the past. New York also worked out Washington State senior guard Ike Iroegbu on Tuesday, a source confirmed. Iroegbu is an athletic 6-2 guard who is known as a strong defender, something the Knicks need. His workout was first reported by the New York Post.
The Pacers will hold their sixth pre-draft workout in anticipation of the 2017 NBA Draft on Tuesday, June 6. The six players scheduled to participate in Tuesday’s workout are Antonio Blakeney (LSU), Isaac Hamilton (UCLA), Zak Irvin (Michigan), Naz Long (Iowa State), Johnathan Motley (Baylor), and Rashawn Thomas (Texas A&M-CC).