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Justin Hamilton
C - 7'0, 260lbs - 34 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Beijing Ducks
  • Birthdate: 04/01/1990
  • Drafted (NBA): 45th pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: LSU
  • Country: USA/Croatia
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Unknown
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 45th overall by Philadelphia.
2012 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Philadelphia, along with a future first round pick (converted to a second round pick; #31, 2016, Deyonta Davis), to Miami in exchange for the draft rights to Arnett Moultrie (#27).
15th August, 2012CroatiaSigned a one year contract with Cibona Zagreb.
23rd January, 2013CroatiaLeft Cibona Zagreb.
25th January, 2013LatviaSigned for the remainder of the season with VEF Riga.
6th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
26th October, 2013NBAWaived by Miami.
1st November, 2013D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Sioux Falls Skyforce.
4th March, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Charlotte.
14th March, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Miami.
20th March, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Miami to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
23rd March, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Miami from Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League.
19th February, 2015NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Miami to New Orleans, along with Norris Cole and Shawne Williams, and with Danny Granger, a protected 2017 first round pick (deferred to 2018) and a 2021 first round pick to Phoenix, in exchange for Goran Dragic and Zoran Dragic from Phoenix.
3rd March, 2015NBAWaived by New Orleans.
5th March, 2015NBAClaimed off waivers by Minnesota.
27th July, 2015SpainSigned a one year contract with Valencia.
11th July, 2016NBASigned a two year, $6 million contract with Brooklyn.
13th July, 2017NBATraded by Brooklyn to Toronto in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, a protected 2018 first round pick and a 2018 second round pick.
14th July, 2017NBAWaived by Toronto.
22nd July, 2017ChinaSigned a one year contract with Beijing Ducks.
Career Moves
2008 - 2010Iowa State (NCAA)
2010 - 2012LSU (NCAA)
July 2012Miami Heat (Summer League)
August 2012 - January 2013Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
January 2013 - June 2013VEF Riga (Latvia)
September 2013 - October 2013Miami Heat (NBA)
November 2013 - March 2014Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
March 2014Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
March 2014 - February 2015Miami Heat (NBA)
February 2015 - March 2015New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
March 2015 - June 2015Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016Valencia (Spain)
July 2016 - July 2017Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2017Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2017 - presentBeijing Ducks (China)
Articles about Justin Hamilton

June 29, 2017

Justin Hamilton
C, 7’0, 260lbs, 27 years old, 3 years of experience

A mediocre rebounder and worse defender who all too often just gave up the paint, Hamilton at least somewhat it earned it back with his skilled offensive game. If he is to take three-pointers at this volume going forward - and, really, he should - then more than 30.4% of them will have to go in. But that is plenty foreseeable. So too would be a trade for a second round pick (or, if attached to some big offloaded salary, perhaps a first). A player worth having, but more a player worth trading.

Player Plan: Second and final season at $3 million. Hamilton would have value on a more competitive team and his style of play is not readily available on the free agency market, thus there is probably a second round pick floating out there for him somewhere.

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July 7, 2014

Justin Hamilton - Hamilton is only one of two Heat players under contract at the moment, along with Norris Cole. The one time Heat draft pick has already been waived by the team once, but is back for now and signed to a unguaranteed contract for next season. In 38 D-League games with Larry Drew's Skyforce, Hamilton averaged 19.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 35.4 minutes per game, making his living mostly with a righty hook but also in shooting 39.7% from three on a limited and increasing number of attempts. He has stretch five potential and weak side shot blocker potential, and if he can toughen up on the offensive glass, Hamilton can be a rare type of 7 footer in the NBA.

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December 12, 2013

Justin Hamilton - 2012 Heat draft pick Hamilton joined the team for training camp with scant little hope of making the roster, got cut, and is now in the D-League. Thus far for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, he is averaging 15.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks, an intriguing combination of size, face-up offense and some post play. He will however require further development to his body.

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