With an extra roster spot, the Timberwovles signed center
Hamilton was recently acquired from the Heat in a trade deadline deal. In 24 games, Hamilton is averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.
The Heat, coincidentally, sent Cole and Hamilton to the Pelicans just before Thursday's trade deadline in a deal that also involved the Suns.
Dragic was on the trading block for the last week after he told reporters he didn't trust the Suns' front office heading into free agency at the end of the season. Miami was on the list of Dragic's preferred destinations (Knicks, Lakers) prior to the deadline, and the deal was made with the belief that he'll sign a contract extension with Miami in July, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The 28-year-old posted career-best numbers in points per game (20.3) and field goal percentage (50.5) last season. This season, he is averaging 12 points, 4.5 assists and 2.2 turnovers per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field in 52 games. According to the Palm Beach Post, Dragic's 35.5 percent accuracy from 3-point range is down from 40.8 last year, but would rank fifth on Miami's roster.
Cole will be a free agent this offseason and wasn't expected to return to Miami before the deal was made, per the Associated Press. Meanwhile, New Orleans and Williams are expected to reach an agreement on a contract buyout, per Wojnarowski.
Hamilton had been sidelined since December 17 with a concussion, but was cleared to play against the Trail Blazers on Thursday. Hamilton didn't enter the game until the fourth quarter, but was able to play the final five minutes. He scored two points on 1-3 shooting.
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