current status: On roster
#5 G | 6'7", 220 lbs. | Houston
Birth Date:October 6, 1990 (23 years old) Place of Birth:Los Angeles, CA From:Texas
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2011 (1/26).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Denver in 2014.
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2011 (1/26).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Denver in 2014.
|Assets:||Supremely athletic and a gifted scorer. Smooth and creative finding his own shot, showing a lot of nice one-on-one moves, short jumpers, and drives. Has the tools to be a well-rounded force on the court. Can play either small forward or shooting guard.|
|Flaws:||Could do more defensively and as a distributor considering his size and athletic gifts. Mostly a scorer and would benefit by rounding out his game.|
|Career Potential:||Athletic scoring swingman.|
Movements & Injuries
|2/20/2014||Acquired from the Denver Nuggets.|
|12/21/2013||Missed 1 game (suspended by nba).|
|12/18/2013||Suspended by the NBA for 1 game.|
|10/22/2012||Denver Nuggets exercised their contract option for the 2013-14 season.|
|1/15/2012||Recalled from Idaho (NBADL).|
|1/03/2012||Assigned to Idaho (NBADL).|
|12/09/2011||Signed by the Denver Nuggets.|
|6/23/2011||Acquired from the Dallas Mavericks.|
|2/20/2014||Denver Nuggets traded Jordan Hamilton to the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks.|
|6/23/2011||Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1st round (26th overall) in 2011, then in a three-team trade: Portland Trail Blazers traded Andre Miller to the Denver Nuggets and Rudy Fernandez and the right to Petteri Koponen to the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets traded Raymond Felton to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Dallas Mavericks traded the right to Jordan Hamilton to the Denver Nuggets and the rights Tanguy Ngombo to the Portland Trail Blazers.|
Jordan Hamilton plays well in start vs. DET | 03/01/2014 11:50 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton got his first start in a Rockets uniform on Saturday during a 118-110 win vs. the Pistons, scoring 13 points, four boards, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.
ImpactHe fit right in tonight for his new team as he was able to attack the basket and take six 3-pointers. Hamilton has been in double figures for each of his last three games and looks to be in the rotation. Although, Chandler Parsons (illness) not playing tonight and garbage time in the first of those three helps inflated his stats a bit. There's little reason to add him for Tuesday's game.
Jordan Hamilton will start vs. Detroit | 03/01/2014 6:37 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton will start at small forward for Saturday's game against the Pistons.
Jenny Dial Creech on Twitter
ImpactIt's his first start with his new team after being acquired at the trade deadline last week. Hamilton has been used in 24 minutes for each of the last two games, averaging, 14.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.5 steals and 3.0 triples. Fantasy owners can look his way for a plug-and-play.
Jordan Hamilton scores 16 in loss to Clips | 02/27/2014 3:33 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton played 24 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in a loss to the Clippers Wednesday.
ImpactOmri Casspi didn't even get off the bench tonight and Hamilton is a guy you'll want to put on the radar going forward. He was recently acquired from the Nuggets and looks like a better player than both Casspi and Francisco Garcia. He also had 12 points and two 3-pointers on Tuesday, and it looks like Kevin McHale likes him.
Jordan Hamilton goes to Rockets in trade | 02/20/2014 1:52 PM
NewsRockets acquired SF Jordan Hamilton via trade with the Nuggets.
Jordan Hamilton could be dealt Thursday | 02/20/2014 1:13 PM
NewsNuggets forward Jordan Hamilton continues to be discussed in various trade talks on Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
ImpactThat's all we know at this point. Hamilton has been starting and playing well with Ty Lawson sidelined and could be a decent role player for another team, just like he is for the Nuggets right now.
Jordan Hamilton scores 7 in another start | 02/19/2014 2:17 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton started again for the Nuggets and had seven points, four rebounds, a steal and a block on 3-of-7 shooting in Tuesday's loss.
ImpactHe went off for 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals in his last game before the break, but couldn't do it again tonight. As long as Ty Lawson is out with a broken rib, Hamilton looks like a starter for Denver, but will be inconsistent for fantasy owners who choose to roll with him.
Jordan Hamilton starts at SG on Tuesday | 02/18/2014 1:29 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton will start at SG for the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Chris Dempsey on Twitter
ImpactRandy Foye will start at PG with Ty Lawson (ribs) unavailable, while Darrell Arthur will shift to the Nuggets' bench. Hamilton had 16 points, six boards and seven assists in Denver's last game before the break, and he's worth watching closely with a temporary starting job in hand.
Jordan Hamilton scores 16 off bench | 02/13/2014 1:09 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton came off the bench and hit 7-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a loss to Minnesota.
ImpactHamilton had 11 points and a 3-pointer on Monday, and then was rewarded with 33 minutes tonight. Darrell Arthur started and failed to score, so Hamilton is a guy you should put on your radar in case he continues to play well after the All-Star break. But once Ty Lawson is back from his broken rib, Hamilton's role could take a big hit.
Jordan Hamilton gets some garbage time | 02/10/2014 9:51 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton played 25 minutes against the Pacers on Monday with 11 points, three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer.
ImpactHe played the last six minutes of the game due to it being a blowout, so the 25 minutes is a little misleading. By comparison, Hamilton looked better than teammate Quincy Miller tonight, but neither player deserve much of your attention in almost any league.
Hamilton posts dud in starting lineup | 12/31/2013 12:33 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton played just 10 minutes in Monday's loss to the Heat, scoring three points with three rebounds and one 3-point bucket.
ImpactHamilton playing just 10 minutes is certainly odd and there may be more to this situation than we know right now, but either way he's going to have to act quick if he's going to make any headway in both fantasy and reality basketball. He can certainly be dropped for a hot free agent, though owners will want to keep an eye on him in case he turns it around.
Hamilton scores 12 points with seven rebounds | 12/28/2013 1:32 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton started for Randy Foye in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.
ImpactFoye logged just seven minutes but Brian Shaw didn't exactly sound sold on the move before the game, and considering the Nuggets lost handily it's unclear if this is a game-changing moment for Hamilton, a brief foray into the starting lineup, or something in-between. He has been a 14-team value in just 19 mpg on the season, including an ugly 40 percent mark from the field, so needless to say he'll have some upside if he can take the starting job and run. Give him a hard look right now in standard formats.
Jordan Hamilton to start over Randy Foye | 12/27/2013 1:38 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton will start at shooting guard over a struggling Randy Foye for the Nuggets on Friday.
Chris Dempsey on Twitter
ImpactDaily players should take note, and owners of Foye in deep leagues should immediately consider dropping him for Hamilton. Hamilton has his own issues lately, hitting just 4-of-28 shots over his last five games. However, a move to the starting unit could boost his confidence and he could end up paying off as a pickup if the move to the first five sticks. Foye appears to have lost his confidence, hitting just 9-of-40 shots over his last five, and missing his last 12 shots over two games.
Jordan Hamilton hits 1-of-10 shots | 12/22/2013 2:07 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton played 27 minutes in his return from a one-game suspension for throwing a punch, but hit just 1-of-10 shots for four points, four rebounds and one assist on Saturday.
ImpactRandy Foye is really struggling right now and Hamilton is worth keeping a close eye on going forward. He couldn't get his shot going tonight, but did score 17 points a week ago Friday.
Jordan Hamilton suspended one game by NBA | 12/18/2013 4:07 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton has been suspended for one game by the NBA for his actions in Tuesday's game against the Thunder.
ImpactHe took a swing at Steven Adams in transition and was ejected for the infraction. Hamilton was doing it while running in transition and it isn't a terrible offense. Although, the NBA does have a zero-tolerance policy on throwing punches. He will sit out out of Friday's game against the Suns and WIlson Chandler should have an even bigger chance for minutes. The video of the punch is attached in the link below.
Jordan Hamilton ejected after throwing punch | 12/18/2013 12:09 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton was ejected from Tuesday's game after appearing to throw a punch at Steven Adams, which will likely result in a suspension.
ImpactThe AP report says that he shoved Adams, but it sure looked like a punch to us. Hamilton has been hit or miss all season and has now totaled just six points over his last two games. And with a likely suspension coming, we're expecting a bunch of zeros in his next one.
Jordan Hamilton scores 17 off Nuggets bench | 12/14/2013 2:38 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton had 17 points, five rebounds, a steal and four 3-pointers in Friday's loss to the Jazz.
ImpactHamilton caught fire tonight and Randy Foye watched most of this one from the bench because of it. He's hit double figures in four of his last seven games and could be ready to enter a true timeshare with Foye. Keep an eye on him.
Jordan Hamilton gets hot as Nuggets pull away | 12/07/2013 9:47 PM
NewsThe Nuggets pulled away from the 76ers on Saturday with a boost from Jordan Hamilton, who came off the bench for 13 points, five rebounds and two steals.
ImpactHe made 3-of-3 three-pointers in a late spurt that sealed the win for Denver. Unfortunately, in order to have reliable fantasy value he'd need to be abnormally efficient in a limited bench role, as he's averaging just 17 minutes per game. Ty Lawson's absence with a hamstring injury cleared a few extra backcourt minutes tonight.
Jordan Hamilton gets hot late in win | 11/22/2013 1:55 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton got hot late in Thursday's win over the Bulls with 17 points, six boards, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
ImpactHe scored eight of those in the fourth quarter, so this line is a little misleading. Hamilton has been bumped to the bench with the return of Wilson Chandler, so he's not really worth owning in most circumstances with his current role.
Hamilton goes for 19 & 9 with three triples | 11/09/2013 7:11 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton started once again at small forward for the Nuggets on Friday, and scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including three 3-pointers) with nine rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes.
ImpactHamilton is making his presence felt in Denver and has undergone a total turnaround after spending much of last season in George Karl's doghouse. Unfortunately, Wilson Chandler hopes to return on Monday and that's probably enough to elbow Hamilton out of the standard league discussion. Still, it's possible the light bulb has turned on and he's a guy that owners will want to take a close look at.
Hamilton scores 11, hits three treys in start | 11/06/2013 1:25 AM
NewsJordan Hamilton moved into the starting lineup for the Nuggets on Tuesday and hit three 3-pointers, finishing with 11 points and four rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting in 23 minutes.
ImpactHe should continue to start until Wilson Chandler is over his hamstring injury, but Hamilton is only worth a look in deeper leagues for now, as his run should be relatively short lived.
Jordan Hamilton will start at small forward | 11/04/2013 3:33 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton will start at small forward against the Spurs on Tuesday.
Chris Dempsey on Twitter
ImpactThe Nuggets want to get some added perimeter shooting, which isn't much of a surprise since they rank just 24th in attempts from downtown per game in this young season. Hamilton had a nice summer league, but it's anyone's guess on how they're going to split the minutes. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Jordan Hamilton fills the stat sheet in loss | 02/12/2013 10:45 PM
NewsJordan Hamilton filled the stat sheet in 28 minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday, scoring seven points with five boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 3-of-10 shooting.
ImpactHis two blocks and steals were both season highs and the Nuggets needed him with Andre Iguodala, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler all out of the lineup. Chances are that at least one of those three players will be back on Wednesday, so Hamilton can be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues.
Career Regular Season Statistics
Career Playoff Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Minutes||33.3||vs. Det||Mar 1||27.7|
|FG Made||8||at Phx||Nov 8||7|
|FG Attempts||14||at Min||Feb 12||14|
|3Pts Made||4||2 times-last:at LAC||last:Feb 26||3|
|3Pts Attempts||8||at LAC||Feb 26||7|
|FT Made||4||2 times-last:at Chi||last:Mar 13||3|
|FT Attempts||4||3 times-last:at Chi||last:Mar 13||4|
|Total Rebounds||9||at Phx||Nov 8||8|
|Offensive Rebounds||3||vs. Por||Mar 9||4|
|Defensive Rebounds||7||5 times-last:at Chi||last:Mar 13||6|
|Assists||7||at Min||Feb 12||2|
|Steals||5||at LAC||Dec 21||2|
|Blocks||2||3 times-last:vs. Orl||last:Jan 11||2|
|Turnovers||5||at Phx||Nov 8||3|
|Points||19||at Phx||Nov 8||16|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Games Started||2||2011-12 (Den)|
|FG Made||84||2012-13 (Den)|
|FG Attempts||201||2012-13 (Den)|
|3Pts Made||27||2012-13 (Den)|
|3Pts Attempts||73||2012-13 (Den)|
|FT Made||13||2012-13 (Den)|
|FT Attempts||26||2012-13 (Den)|
|Total Rebounds||95||2012-13 (Den)|