Jordan Hamilton To Give Nuggets Scoring Punch Off Bench

        With a full roster intact from last season's 38-28 team (6th in the West), there is plenty of optimism in Denver for another playoff run. Andre Miller has been re-signed, JaVale McGee should be back and rookie Evan Fournier looks to get some solid minutes as a reserve, deepening an already solid rotation. But this offseason's key in terms of player development has been former Texas-swingman, Jordan Hamilton.

        Hamilton, a 6'8" small forward, packs a powerful scoring punch, was drafted by Dallas and traded to Denver, but played sparingly as a rookie. But his role should change, backing up Danilo Gallinari, stealing minutes from the ever-aging Al Harrington.

        Through three summer league games in Las Vegas, Hamilton is averaging 19 points, on 50.0 percent shooting from the floor, 46.7 percent from 3 and chipping in with 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game. His shot selection is improving quickly enough to become one of George Karl's favorites off the bench to provide a spark for the sec

By Staff Writer - 7- 18 - 12