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The Cavaliers will have a changing of the guard this season and they are stocking up on guards, both for training camp and their G-League affiliate in Canton.
One of those players is Isaac Hamilton, agent Sean Davis told Amico Hoops.
The Cavs are signing Hamilton and will waive him Friday, Davis said, all so Hamilton can return to the Charge. He will not attend training camp in Cleveland.
But the Cavs obviously liked what they saw from Hamilton as a rookie last season in Canton. He went undrafted out of UCLA, then averaged 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 42 games with the Charge.
Hamilton, 24, is the younger brother of NBA journeyman Jordan Hamilton, who has played for the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets, among others.
Also, as previously reported, the Cavs are signing point guard Scoochie Smith to a similar training camp contract, a league source told AmicoHoops. He is also expected to return to Canton.
Smith is 6-foot-2 and averaged 14.3 points in eight games for the Charge last season, after being acquired March 3. He went undrafted out of Dayton in 2017, then spent some time playing professionally overseas.
The Cavs open training camp Sept. 25. They currently have three point guards signed to the roster — veteran George Hill, rookie Collin Sexton and free-agent pickup Isaiah Taylor.