‣ The Miami Heat have signed R.J. Hampton to a two-way contract
‣ Hampton was named the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in May
‣ Hampton will spend time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Miami Heat’s G League affiliate.
OFFICIAL: The Miami HEAT have waived Jamaree Bouyea and Caleb Daniels and signed Jon Elmore and Cheick Diallo. Following those roster moves, the HEAT waived Elmore and signed RJ Hampton to a Two-Way Contract.
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The Miami Heat have made a new addition to their roster, signing guard R.J. Hampton to a two-way contract. The 22-year-old player was originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2020 NBA Draft but was later traded to the Denver Nuggets. He then found himself on the Orlando Magic roster before being waived by the team. Hampton showed promise during his time with the Magic, earning the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month award for May.
In the 2021-22 season, Hampton made 14 starts in 64 games and averaged 7.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He had a standout performance against the Miami Heat, scoring a career-high 21 points in a game where the Magic emerged victorious.
After being waived by the Magic, Hampton joined the Detroit Pistons, where he made three starts in 21 appearances. He averaged 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game during his time with the Pistons.
Now, Hampton will spend time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Heat’s G League affiliate. He joins guard Dru Smith and forward Jamal Cain as Miami’s two-way signees. A two-way contract gives players the opportunity to be converted into a standard deal.
Prior to signing Hampton, the Heat made some roster moves, waiving Jamaree Bouyea, Caleb Daniels, and Jon Elmore. The team’s focus is on the upcoming season, with odds from NBA betting sites showing promising chances for the Miami Heat.