Clippers sign Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract

Clippers sign Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract

The Clippers signed former Compton Dominguez High star and first-round NBA draft pick Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Hamilton will provide depth at small forward behind starter Matt Barnes, who had been the Clippers’ only true player at that position after they traded Reggie Bullock and Chris Douglas-Roberts last month.

Hamilton was the 26th pick in the 2011 draft after spending two seasons at Texas. He spent his first 2½ seasons in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets before being traded to Houston last February.

The 6-foot-7 Hamilton, 24, spent this season in the Development League, averaging 16.8 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 44% for the Reno Bighorns.

In 126 NBA games, Hamilton averaged 5.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 40.6%, including 35.8% from three-point range.

The Clippers still have one open roster spot.

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12:45 p.m.: This story has been updated with the Clippers announcing they have signed Jordan Hamilton.

This story was first published at 12:02 p.m.