HoopsHype Justin Hamilton rumors

January 6, 2015 Updates

After missing nine games due to a concussion, Heat forward Justin Hamilton is on the verge of returning to the lineup. Hamilton completed his first practice Tuesday since sustaining the injury Dec. 17 against the Utah Jazz. He is expected to be cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Portland Trailblazers. "I felt good," Hamilton said. "It felt good to be back out there with everybody." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 5, 2015 Updates

While Saturday is the day when all NBA contracts become guaranteed for the season, players without fully guaranteed contracts must be waived by 5 p.m. Wednesday to not have their salaries still be on the books after the 48-hour waiver period on Saturday. For the Heat, the only players whose salaries are impacted by the guarantee deadline are Justin Hamilton, Hassan Whiteside and Andre Dawkins. (Rookie James Ennis had his contract guaranteed at the start of the season.) The decisions figure to come down to more than dollars and cents, with Hamilton already guaranteed 75 percent of his $816,000 2014-15 salary and Whiteside $100,000 of his $770,000 salary. Also, unlike during recent seasons, the Heat no longer are operating above the NBA's luxury-tax line, so there is no tax multiplier in effect when it comes to team payroll. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Not only did the Heat call up Whiteside from the NBA Development League last week, but they did it as part of a two-year package that included a $100,000 guarantee and conditional guarantees for 2015-16. In addition, an additional 25 percent of Hamilton's contract became guaranteed Monday. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed Thursday that center Justin Hamilton will make his preseason debut in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum. Hamilton was held out of the first seven exhibitions of the eight-game preseason schedule following a heart procedure the first week of training camp. Spoelstra said Hamilton has gone through full contact drilling the past two practices at AmericanAirlines Arena. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton is expected to be sidelined for about a month after undergoing a procedure to repair a common abnormal heart rhythm. The team says a full recovery is expected. Yahoo! Sports

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