Jordan Hamilton To Play In Russia

Jordan Hamilton has signed a deal to play overseas for the Russian club Krasny Oktyabr, the team announced (translation courtesy of Emiliano Carchia of Sportando). The length and terms of the pact are unknown, and it’s not clear if his deal contains an NBA out clause that would allow him to return stateside this season.

The 24-year-old was selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft by the Mavericks, who dealt him that night to the Nuggets. Hamilton played his first two-plus seasons with Denver, then was shipped to the Rockets for Aaron Brooks midway through the 2013/14 season.  He inked a multiyear deal with the Clippers last season after completing a pair of 10-day contracts with the team.  The swingman became expendable thanks to the offseason additions of Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, and Wesley Johnson, and Hamilton was subsequently waived by Los Angeles at the beginning of August in an effort to clear roster space.

The 6’7” shooting guard appeared in 14 games for the Clippers last season, averaging 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.7 minutes per game. His career numbers through parts of four NBA campaigns are 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 0.7 assists to accompany a slash line of .405/.366/.671.

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