|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 26th overall by Dallas.|
|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded to Denver (along with the draft rights to Targuy Ngombo (#57) to Portland) in exchange for Rudy Fernandez and the draft rights to Petteri Koponen (#30, 2007) from Portland.|
|9th December, 2011||NBA||Signed four year, $5,473,974 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.|
|22nd October, 2012||NBA||Denver exercised 2013/14 team option.|
|30th October, 2013||NBA||Denver declined 2014/15 team option.|
|25th October, 2014||NBA||Waived by Toronto.|
|20th February, 2014||NBA||Traded by Denver to Houston in exchange for Aaron Brooks.|
|15th August, 2014||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Toronto.|
|27th October, 2014||NBA||Claimed off waivers by Utah.|
|6th November, 2014||NBA||Waived by Utah.|
|27th November, 2014||D-League||Acquired by Iowa Energy.|
|11th December, 2014||D-League||Traded by Iowa Energy, along with a 2015 second round pick, to Reno Bighorns in exchange for a 2015 first round pick.|
|24th February, 2015||NBA||Signed a 10 day contract with L.A. Clippers.|
|6th March, 2015||NBA||Signed a second 10 day contract with L.A. Clippers.|
|16th March, 2015||D-League||Designated as a returning player by Reno Bighorns.|
|20th March, 2015||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2016 with L.A. Clippers.|
|1st August, 2015||NBA||Waived by L.A. Clippers.|
|22nd August, 2015||Russia||Signed a one year contract with Krasny Oktyabr.|
|2nd November, 2015||D-League||Returning player rights traded by Reno Bighorns, along with Michael Craig and a 2016 first round pick, to Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Cliff Hammonds and a 2016 eighth round pick.|
|23rd November, 2015||Russia||Left Krasny Oktyabr.|
|16th February, 2016||D-League||Designated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.|
|25th March, 2016||NBA||Signed a 10 day contract with New Orleans.|
|4th April, 2016||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with New Orleans.|
|27th April, 2016||Venezuela||Signed for the remainder of the season with Guaros de Lara.|
|24th May, 2016||Venezuela||Released by Guaros de Lara.|
|25th July, 2016||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Tofas Bursa.|
|19th October, 2016||Turkey||Left Tofas Bursa.|
|22nd October, 2016||Venezuela||Signed for the remainder of the Liga Sudaamericana with Guaros de Lara.|
|25th January, 2017||Venezuela||Signed a one season contract with Bucaneros.|
|2009 - 2011||Texas (NCAA)|
|June 2011 - February 2014||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
|February 2014 - June 2014||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|August 2014 - October 2014||Toronto Raptors (NBA)|
|October 2014 - November 2014||Utah Jazz (NBA)|
|November 2014 - December 2014||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|December 2014 - February 2015||Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|February 2015 - March 2015||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
|March 2015||Reno Bighorns (D-League)|
|March 2015 - August 2015||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
|August 2015 - November 2015||Krasny Oktyabr (Russia)|
|February 2016 - March 2016||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|March 2016 - April 2016||New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)|
|April 2016 - May 2016||Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)|
|July 2016 - October 2016||Tofas Bursa (Turkey)|
|October 2016 - November 2016||Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)|
|January 2017 - present||Bucaneros (Venezuela)|
July 4, 2015
After some time in the D-League, Hamilton finished up the season with the Clippers, averaging 2.7 points in 14 games. The book is mostly out on Hamilton now; scoring bursts, OK athlete, sufficient if not stand-out defense, prone to forcing things at times and passing up at times, and a good not great shooter. There's perhaps some three-and-D potential there, but not the Tobias Harris potential there was once thought to be.
June 25, 2011
Pick 26: One guy falls a long way every year, and this year it was Jordan Hamilton, whose slump is getting Rashard Lewis-esque here. It finally ends, however, when he is picked by Dallas at #26.
Dallas just won the NBA championship, and they did it without Rodrigue Beaubois (injured, then DNP-CD) or Caron Butler (out for the year) playing in the second half of the season. They had enough depth even without those two players, who, conceivably, would be a pretty strong starting wing rotation in their own right. And now they've added to that depth with both Corey Brewer and Jordan Hamilton. Hamilton is a lottery talent that should never have fallen this far. With no buyout or injury issue, it's bizarre why he did. He's somewhat selfish on the court, but not THAT selfish. Dallas gets a steal.
.....At least, they briefly get a steal. The Mavericks later make an entirely unexpected deal - they wriggle their way into the aforementioned Blazers/Nuggets deal, and trade Hamilton's draft rights to Portland [edit: Denver], in exchange for Rudy Fernandez and the draft rights to Petteri Koponen.
June 23, 2011
Jordan Hamilton - In his first year as a Longhorn, Jordan Hamilton was the most selfish player ever. He looked to shoot every time he touched it, and I do mean every time. On the rare occasions that a team mate was allowed to shoot, you could actually see Hamilton in the background pretending to shoot, so desperate was he to get another shot up despite not having the ball. It was ugly.
Last season, Hamilton was still somewhat selfish. But relative to what he was, he is 900% less selfish than he was. And Jordan Hamilton is the kind of player you want to have shooting a lot, for he is a fine shotmaker, with 27 feet of range and the ability to hit almost anything, even when contested. He shouldn't be doing that a lot of the time, of course, but it's good to know that he can. Furthermore, on the rare occasions that he passes, Hamilton demonstrates good vision, a good sense of awareness, and an always conscious effort to get open. He dribbles into traffic at times, can lose the handle, and doesn't shoot especially well off of more than one dribble yet, but his ability to hit pretty much anything can bail him out, even when it shouldn't. His defense is considerably less impressive, but at nearly 6'9 in shoes with his athleticism, there's great potential on that end if someone can make him buy in.
A comparison to a bigger Ricky Davis with more range may leave a sour taste, but it needn't. I'd prefer a Rudy Gay comparison, too, but Ricky Buckets would be fine. Failing that, J.R. Smith.