HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired guard/forward Jordan Hamilton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guard Aaron Brooks. The deal is pending both players passing team physicals.
Hamilton (6-7, 220, Texas) has averaged 6.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game over 39 outings (11 starts) with Denver this season. Originally drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round (26th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, Hamilton had his draft rights traded to the Nuggets by the Mavericks in three-team, draft-night deal.
As a collegian at Texas, Hamilton was one of the 10 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy as a sophomore. He also earned the USBWA’s National Player of the Year award during his sophomore campaign. Hamilton was named to the six-person All-Big 12 First Team in addition to garnering All-America honors from the USBWA, NABC and AP in 2010-11.
Brooks (6-0, 161, Oregon), who was originally selected by Houston in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft, was re-signed by the Rockets as a free agent on Mar. 5, 2013.