After finishing the 2015/16 regular season with the Pelicans, free agent swingman Jordan Hamilton will head overseas for the 2016/17 campaign. As relayed by Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, Hamilton has signed a contract with Turkey’s Tofas Bursa, the team formally announced.
A former first-round pick, Hamilton spent his first few NBA seasons with the Nuggets, but has bounced around since 2014, spending time with the Rockets, Clippers, and Pelicans. The 25-year-old has also played for multiple D-League clubs, and spent parts of last season playing in Russia and Venezuela.
In his 11 games with New Orleans last season, Hamilton averaged 11.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, and 2.3 APG, shooting 42.2% from the floor. The Pelicans made several roster moves this offseason to replenish their bench, and it seems Hamilton was never in their plans — the team renounced its rights to him when creating cap room for those new incoming players.