HoopsHype Jordan Hamilton rumors

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As for Hamilton, he's out to prove he can play in the NBA. Last week, the Nuggets opted not to pick up the final year of his contract, which was to pay him in excess of $2 million, so he'll become an unrestricted free agent at season's end. Hamilton wants to ensure that he'll be on someone's NBA roster next season. That journey starts now. "It's getting my opportunity," Hamilton said, "and from now on just not look back after I get it." Hamilton has not played in either of the Nuggets' first two games. Like most of his teammates, he was up and down in the preseason as he tried to learn a new system. "It's a lot different, especially from last year," said Hamilton, 23. "Concepts and everything. It's a learning process. It's like I'm a rookie all over again. I've got to come in, I've got to fight for my spot and I've got to continue to work hard every day." Denver Post

Hamilton's work ethic is helping his cause. Shaw is rewarding him, giving him a start at the Nuggets' most injury-depleted position. Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (hamstring) are out, and Anthony Randolph's sprained ankle is limiting him. Randolph started the first two games at small forward. That leaves Hamilton and Quincy Miller as the last candidates to play small forward. Denver Post

October 31, 2013 Updates

The Nuggets did not opt-in on forward Jordan Hamilton, whose contract would have earned him over $2 million next season. It means Hamilton, drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 26th pick in 2011 and sent to the Nuggets the same night in a three-team deal involving Portland, will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. Denver Post

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The Denver Nuggets have exercised the third-year options on F Kenneth Faried and G/F Jordan Hamilton for 2013-14, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced today. Faried, the 22nd overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds as a rookie in 2011-12 and earned a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Faried also was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April. NBA.com

October 21, 2012 Updates

The Nuggets will be playing in Oklahoma City tonight, and while I do not know exactly where they are staying, I would hazard a guess — based upon this tweet from Jordan Hamilton — that it the Skirvin Hotel. This hotel creeps me out every time we come here — Jordan Hamilton (@J_Goin_HAM) October 21, 2012 The Skirvin is said to be a haunted hotel. Just ask Jared Jeffries or Eddy Curry, who had ghostly encounters there during their time with the Knicks. SheridanHoops

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Karl said Monday that three players on the Denver roster will be on the summer league team — Faried, Jordan Hamilton and Julyan Stone. "We're high on Jordan Hamilton and we think Julyan Stone can be a backup point guard in this league," Karl said. "Kenneth was our No. 1 most- valuable energized player. I don't think there's any question that I never expected him to be one of our top three players for most of the 25 to 30 final games of the season. He wasn't maybe the top minute player, but was an important part. He's going to add pieces and get better." Denver Post

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The 6-foot-9 Hamilton, drafted No. 26 overall in the first round and acquired by Denver in a trade, could possibly crack the rotation this season, whenever that might be. He can play shooting guard as well as small forward, and Wilson Chandler and J.R. Smith, both in China, won't be back this season. (Smith is an unrestricted free agent, while Chandler is restricted, so it is possible that in the late spring one or both could return, after the season in China ends.) Asked if the China signings gave him optimism that his hard work could pay off, Hamilton said: "Oh, absolutely. I feel that I'm in a great situation. The coaching staff had a talk with me right after the draft, and I also had a good talk with (team executive) Masai (Ujiri). They were excited to have me. So I'm just trying to get ready." Denver Post

October 25, 2011 Updates

The Bucks guard then went about contacting other L.A.-based NBA players, who set aside their scheduled events to help out. He first called Ariza, his best friend and former Lakers star. Ariza then contacted Barnes. Leuzinger Los Angeles High product Dorell Wright of the Golden State Warriors and unsigned rookies Trey Thompkins (Clippers) and Dominguez High product Jordan Hamilton (Denver) also helped. Orange County Register

September 7, 2011 Updates

How much are you following the labor talks? Jordan Hamilton: I’ve been talking to my agent on a regular basis. Let’s see what happens but right now I’m kind of entertaining overseas deals. Nothing’s for sure, but we’ve been looking into it a little bit, somewhere I can get cut on my contract, something like that. Once we see how the lockout is at in the next month of so, then we’ll make a move. HoopsHype

Do you have a deadline to decide if you play overseas? Jordan Hamilton: In September I’ll just continue working out and playing pick-up ball, and then in early October we’ll look into it, see how the negotiations are at and then make a decision. HoopsHype

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