Clippers announce they have waived forward Jordan Hamilton

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The Clippers on Saturday waived forward Jordan Hamilton. Hamilton, 24, is out of Dominguez High in Compton. He played in 14 games this  past season for the Clippers after being signed on Feb. 24. He averaged 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.7 minutes.

Hamilton has played in three other NBA seasons – two with Denver and another with Denver and Houston. He has a career scoring average of 5.5 points.

Jordan Hamilton, C.J. Wilcox to play on summer-league team in Orlando


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Forward Jordan Hamilton and guard C.J. Wilcox will be on the Clippers’ summer-league team that this year will compete in the Orlando Pro Summer League in Orlando, Fla.

They will be joined by second-round draft choice forward Branden Dawson and a host of rookies. Among them is 7-foot-2 center Liam McMorrow, a 27-year-old who has played in the National Basketball League of Canada and most recently in the Philippine Basketball Association.

The league will run July 4-10 at Amway Center in Orlando. The games will not be open to the public because of space limitations. But the games will be televised by NBA TV and recaps and box scores will be available online at



Jordan Hamilton still feeling effects of concussion, but he’s getting better

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Clippers reserve forward Jordan Hamilton recently sustained a concussion in practice. He’s not yet ready to come back, but he is improving.

“I’m getting better,” he said before Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday in San Antonio. “I’ll be out a few more days.”

Five things to take from Clippers’ 100-98 loss Sunday to the Houston Rockets

James Harden (No. 13) and Trevor Ariza of the Rockets celebrate their 100-98 victory over the Clippers as Chris Paul and Matt Barnes look on/Photo by Kelvin Kuo, Associated Press

– People are going to wonder if Blake Griffin’s return from a staph infection in his right elbow threw the team out of whack and that was why it committed 20 turnovers. Griffin had five of them, DeAndre Jordan four and Chris Paul and J.J. Redick three apiece. But if you watched the game, it really didn’t appear that way. Griffin’s five turnovers certainly had to do with rust, but coach Doc Rivers afterward said he didn’t think that Griffin affected the team’s rhythm, even if Griffin’s timing was off. Griffin’s high for turnovers this season is six in a 101-97 victory Dec. 29. He had five on four other occasions.

– Griffin made 4 of 10 shots from the field, scored 11 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists. He also had two steals and a block. Under the circumstances, that wasn’t too shabby at all. He said his elbow was sore at the end, but that was expected. Griffin also told reporters he has only 60 percent of his strength in his right triceps as a result of his down time.

Jordan Hamilton had a good game off the bench, scoring eight points on 3 of 5 shooting – 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. But he sustained a high ankle sprain late in the third quarter and did not return. Hamilton’s second 10-day contract is up, and coach Rivers said after the game that he was going to more than likely sign Hamilton for the rest of the season.

– It’s somewhat amazing that the Rockets shot just 37.2 percent from the field – 23.3 percent (7 of 30) from 3-point range – and they still beat a Clippers team that shot 43.9 percent overall, 46.2 percent (12 of 26) from beyond the arc. All one has to do is look at what happened at the free-throw line for an explanation. Houston shot 36 free throws and made 29 for an 80.6 percent clip. The Clippers shot 24 and made just 14 (58.3 percent). DeAndre Jordan was just 1 of 8, and his season percentage is now 40.1.

– The Clippers had done a fine job holding down James Harden in three previous games. He had scored 16, nine and 21 points while shooting just 12 of 37 from the field (32.4 percent) – 3 of 20 (15 percent) from 3-point range. He scored 34 points in this one, making 7 of 16 from the field, 3 of 5 from beyond the arc. His aggressive play allowed him to go to the free-throw line 18 times and he made 17. Harden is averaging 26.9 points on the season, second in the league behind Russell Westbrook (27.5).


Jordan Hamilton gets a second 10-day contract from Doc Rivers, Clippers

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The Clippers on Friday signed 6-foot-7 wing Jordan Hamilton to a second 10-day contract, said Doc Rivers, head coach and president of basketball operations.

Hamilton, who prepped at Compton Dominguez High, has played in four games for the Clippers and started two of them. He is averaging 3.3 points while averaging 11.5 minutes.

Hamilton’s best game came Monday in a 110-105 victory at Minnesota. Starting for the injured Matt Barnes (hamstring), Jordan scored 10 points on 4 of 10 shooting in just under 26 minutes of play.

Hamilton, 24, previously played three seasons with Denver and Houston before playing this season for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.

Five things to take from Clippers’ 110-105 victory Monday at Minnesota

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Jordan Hamilton started for the injured Matt Barnes (hamstring) and came through with 10 points and three rebounds in just under 26 minutes. He made 2 of 6 from 3-point range and did not commit a turnover. It was a solid showing for his first dose of real minutes since joining the Clippers on a 10-day contract last week. He had played a total of three minutes in two previous games.

– It might seem like this is a game the Clippers were supposed to win. After all, they are 40-21 and in fifth-place in the Western Conference standings and the Timberwolves are now 13-46 and in last. But not only were the Clippers missing Blake Griffin (elbow) and Barnes, they lost Jamal Crawford (calf contusion) at halftime and J.J. Redick was ejected with 1:06 left in the game. For all those reasons, this was a good victory. It was the Clippers’ seventh in 10 games since Griffin went down.

DeAndre Jordan pulled down 18 rebounds, giving him nine consecutive games with at least 15; he has had at least 20 in four of them. Jordan has upped his league-leading average to 14.4.

Chris Paul had a game-high 26 points with 14 assists and three steals. It was his league-leading 14th game this season with at least 20 points and 10 assists.

Austin Rivers had a solid showing in 25-plus minutes off the bench. He scored 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting and doled out four assists. Perhaps as importantly, the 6-foot-4 guard showed heart when he did not back down from 6-foot-11 Kevin Garnett when the two exchanged words after Rivers bumped Garnett on his way back to his bench after a timeout and Garnett responded with an elbow.