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Report: Raptors add Jordan Hamilton for wing depth, one year contract

Aug 14, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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The Toronto Raptors have a nice starting group at the wing, with the improving DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross (at least the Raptors are baking on them improving). Behind them you can play Lou Williams at the two and you have James Johnson and Landry Fields.

Now you can add Jordan Hamilton to the mix.

He has signed a one-year deal with the Raptors, reports the well connected Shams Charania of Real GM. This is likely a minimum contract one-year deal, and I’m curious how much of it is guaranteed.

That said, Hamilton is nice pickup at that price and in that role. He can score, although he does almost all of that from the perimeter last season in Denver and Houston, and not always efficiently — last season 52.7 percent of his shots were threes while 16.5 percent were at the rim. Hamilton shot a decent 35.4 percent on threes, and he did a good job limiting his long twos last season.

The problem is he doesn’t bring any defense to go with those points.

He’s not a difference maker for the Raptors, but in a limited role off the bench for a minimum salary this is a decent pick up.

  1. timberwolvesbrisin - Aug 14, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Underrated player, I cant beleive some of the guys getting minumum deals.

    • duhwighthoward - Aug 14, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      I saw this guy kill it in summer league a couple of years ago.

  2. d57fan - Aug 14, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Wanna say how they do that with 15 players already on roster?

    • oasis511 - Aug 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM

      Because teams don’t have to cut their rosters to 15 until right before the season starts, and not all of the players on the roster have guaranteed contracts. Half the teams in the league carry more than 15 players into training camp every year.

  3. lowercasejay - Aug 14, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    If he signed for the minimum it means any team could have had him for a little bit more than that. Not sure why my Blazers, with the worst bench in the league, can’t sign a guy like this. I see all these experienced role players go to other teams and the Blazers don’t aggressively fill out a historically awful bench very much, especially on the wings.

  4. Lujah - Aug 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    I liked him on the rockets and I’m happy he’s on the raptors now.

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