Jordan Hamilton‘s production for the Denver Nuggets didn’t change much from his first season to his sophomore campaign in 2012-13. It’s tough to see that Hamilton will get additional minutes and opportunities.
But with a new coaching staff in town, Hamilton hopes to get another look and have a chance to contribute significantly at the forward position.
With as talented as the Nuggets are, it’s been tough for Hamilton to get his foot in the door. But, he’s hoping to get a decent chance to display his talents this NBA season. As a rookie, he saw action in 26 games at 9.9 minutes per contest and averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Last year. He also averaged just 9.9 points per contest, but that was in 40 games. He had 5.2 points and 2.4 rebounds a game. His shooting hasn’t been the best. In two seasons, he’s only hitting 42.3 percent from the floor and 36.7 percent from the 3-point area.
His summer basketball work gave Hamilton a chance to show the Nuggets why they should give him a closer eye during the preseason. In a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, he scored 23 points with 8-of-14 shooting from the floor and 4-of-7 from 3-point land.
Hamilton obviously needs to find the shooting range if he wants more minutes with the Nuggets. They’re a team hoping to advance to the NBA finals, so they’ll be focusing on their most talented players.
Other than providing 10 minutes of action per game to get the starters some rest, Hamilton’s impact for the Nuggets is might be only minimal again. But if he’s able to transfer his summer work to the regular season, Hamilton might wind up being a pleasant surprise for the Nuggets.