Jan 31, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Jordan Hamilton (1) drives to the basket during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors Sign Jordan Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors have officially signed small forward/shooting guard Jordan Hamilton. The news was confirmed a short while ago by Sportsnet reporter Holly MacKenzie.

The free agent was originally drafted 29th overall in 2011 by the Dallas Mavericks. However, his draft rights were traded to the Denver Nuggets later on that same day.

Apr 1, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Houston Rockets forward Jordan Hamilton (5) takes a shot during the second quarter of their game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Hamilton went on to play three years in Denver. His best campaign for the Nuggets was last season, when he recorded 6.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 39 games, starting 21 of them.

This led to the Los Angeles, California native being traded to the Houston Rockets, in exchange for Aaron Brooks. Hamilton went on to play 21 games, averaging 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Rockets.

The 23-year old has signed a one-year contract with the Raptors, although it is only partially guaranteed. This is important to note, especially given that Ryan Wolstat of The Toronto Sun believes the chances of Hamilton making the team are long.

However, Hamilton drew a fair amount of interest in recent weeks, with the Minnesota Timberwolves among those interested. Here’s a taste of what the Raptors hope they’ll be getting.

Will Jordan Hamilton make the Raptors team?

Loading ... Loading ...
Want more from Tip of the Tower?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix.
Enter your email and stay in the know.

Tags: Jordan Hamilton Toronto Raptors

comments powered by Disqus