Hamilton has agreed to join the Beijing Shougang Ducks, per his official Twitter account.
After joining the Raptors via trade in mid-July as a filler that allowed the team to unload DeMarre Carrol to the Nets, Hamilton was subsequently waived. Now, he has opted to take his talents to China, signing with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds across 18.4 minutes per game with the Nets last year.
Hamilton was waived by the Raptors on Friday.
Hamilton joined the Raptors earlier this month as filler in the trade that allowed them to unload DeMarre Carroll. With depth up front, however, Toronto has no use for the seven-footer, explaining its decision to waive him. In his lone season spent on just one team since entering the league, Hamilton averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game for the Nets last term.
Hamilton was traded to the Raptors on Saturday in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Nets are taking on Carroll's bloated salary over the next two years while also receiving a 2018 first-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick from the Raptors. Hamilton has shown brief flashes of productivity over his three-year career, but he's merely a pawn in this transaction. He has one year left on his current deal and will likely spend the upcoming season at the end of the bench with limited playing time.
Hamilton will start at center for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
The Nets are resting Brook Lopez on Wednesday, which allows Hamilton to enter the starting five at center. Trevor Booker (rest) and Quincy Acy (ankle) are both out as well, so there should be a ton of playing time available, which could allow Hamilton to push for a 30-plus minutes role. He'll be an intriguing, low-cost DFS play Wednesday.
Hamilton registered 20 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes in Friday's 129-108 loss to the Wizards.
In his first back-to-back double-digit scoring games since January 15th, Hamilton showcased his range as a big man, connecting on all but one of his threes from the floor Friday night. He doesn't play half of the games and when he does play, his minutes are limited, so he should remain on waivers in most fantasy formats.
Hamilton failed to see the floor in Saturday's 130-116 loss to the Trail Blazers in a coach's decision.
Hamilton missed Friday's loss to the Jazz with the illness, but had been cleared to suit up for the second half of the back-to-back set. Though he was seemingly healthy enough to contribute, coach Kenny Atkinson opted to go with smaller lineups when starting center Brook Lopez was on the bench, leaving no room for Hamilton to crack the rotation. Hamilton has just one double-digit scoring performance in his last 16 games and remains waiver-wire bait in most formats.
Hamilton (illness) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Hamilton was held out of action in Friday's loss to the Jazz with the illness, but the expectation is that he'll be cleared to return Saturday in his usual capacity. The 26-year-old had a handful of explosive performances early in the season, but he's settled into a lesser role over the last couple of months and has topped 20 minutes only twice since Jan. 27.
Hamilton won't play Friday against the Jazz due to an illness.
Hamilton wasn't listed on the Nets' injury report heading into the day, so the illness may have surfaced at some point after morning shootaround. The big man's lack of availability will allow the Nets to keep Andrew Nicholson active for the night, and he could end up settling in as the main backup to starting center Brook Lopez.
Hamilton had eight points (4-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal in 19 minutes during Sunday's 103-95 loss to the Raptors.
After receiving a DNP-coach's decision on Friday against the Pacers, Hamilton rejoined the bench rotation and reached his average for minutes on Sunday. There isn't a ton of time available behind Brook Lopez at center, and the two big men very rarely share the floor together. As a result, Hamilton is best reserved for use in deeper leagues unless Lopez gets dealt before the trade deadline or suffers an injury.
Hamilton (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Friday's 106-97 loss to the Pacers.
Coach Kenny Atkinson has shown a willingness to rest his big men periodically throughout the season, but Hamilton's failure to enter Friday's game looks like a pure benching, as the Nets weren't in the midst of a back-to-back set and kept things competitive. It appears Brook Lopez, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker are clearly ahead of Hamilton in the frontcourt pecking order, but he should still have a shot at usurping Quincy Acy and Luis Scola for spots in the rotation in future contests. Even so, with only one double-digit scoring performance in his last eight appearances, Hamilton's fantasy upside remains limited.
Hamilton will be rested for Saturday's game against the Hornets,
On the second night of a back-to-back, Hamilton will be rested, which should equate to increased minutes for Quincy Acy and Trevor Booker. Expect Hamilton to return to action Monday against the Spurs.
Hamilton will draw the start at power forward Friday against the Pelicans, Brain Lewis of the New York Post reports.
This is a spot start for Hamilton, who normally backs up Brook Lopez at the center spot. Trevor Booker (rest) will not play, and this move should allow good floor spacing for the Nets, who can use Hamilton and Lopez to shoot threes against the Pelicans.
Hamilton will join the starting five for Sunday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Nets have opted to rest Brook Lopez on Sunday, so they'll fill the void with Hamilton, who should have the chance to see big minutes. Hamilton's added opportunity makes him an intriguing DFS play Sunday, as a guy who's more than capable of putting up a double-double when given enough minutes. That said, he'll likely share the added playing time with Luis Scola, with both players seeing a decent drop in minutes once Lopez is back.
Hamilton provided 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds and two blocks across 23 minutes in a 105-95 loss to the 76ers on Sunday.
Hamilton attracted some interest when he went off for 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Nets' season opener, but things have largely gone downhill since then. However, he's turned his performance around over the last three games, producing a pair of 16-point outings during that stretch while going a combined 7-of-11 from three-point range. Hamilton still isn't seeing enough minutes to remain an especially trustworthy lineup option, but he doesn't make for a bad speculative pickup in deeper leagues for owners searching for an infusion of three-point production from a center-eligible player.
Hamilton started for Trevor Booker (rest) and compiled eight points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and one block across 19 minutes during a 119-99 loss to Cleveland on Friday.
Hamilton got the start but his playing time wasn't affected much compared to recent games. However, the eight points were the most Hamilton's scored in more than a month. Booker figures to return for the Nets on Monday against Charlotte.
Hamilton will get the start Friday against the Cavaliers.
The Nets are holding out Trevor Booker (rest) on Friday, so Hamilton will slot into the lineup alongside Brook Lopez. The journeyman Hamilton finished with two points and four rebounds in 18 minutes Thursday against the Warriors but has proven capable of being a decent, if not overly reliable, fantasy contributor in the past when given the opportunity.
Hamilton is a healthy inactive for Friday's game against the Magic.
Hamilton had been sidelined for two games due to a migraine, but was active for Wednesday's 107-97 loss to the Lakers. However, he didn't enter the rotation for that contest, as coach Kenny Atkinson elected to roll with Anthony Bennett and Luis Scola as his primary backup big men. The Nets aren't listing Hamilton on their injury report, and with Jeremy LIn (back) good to go after a one-game absence, it simply looks as though Hamilton has plummeted on the depth chart. Given that Hamilton failed to score more than seven points in any of his previous eight games and shot just 22.5 percent from the floor during that stretch, he probably should have been left on the waiver wire in most formats even before the migraine struck.
Hamilton (migraine) will sit out Monday's game against the Rockets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Hamilton will miss a second consecutive game Monday, as he's still dealing with a severe migraine. He's yet to be given any timetable for a return, but with another couple days off for rest, Hamilton could be available by Wednesday's outing versus the Lakers. Look for Luis Scola and Anthony Bennett to potentially see additional time off the bench on Monday.
Hamilton (migraine) is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Rockets.
Hamilton was held out of Saturday's tilt against the Spurs with a severe migraine and there's a chance he's forced to miss additional time. He'll continue to receive treatment over the next 24 hours, with the hope of being cleared prior to tipoff Monday. If he's unable to play, Luis Scola and Anthony Bennett could potentially see a few extra minutes off the bench.
Hamilton will not be available for Saturday's game agains the Spurs due to a migraine, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Hamilton has seen minutes in the teens in each of his last four games, so his absence will open up some extra opportunities for the Nets' other big men. Hamilton's next opportunity to play will come Monday against the Rockets.