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Justin Hamilton | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: LSU
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Justin Hamilton (hamstring) is not in the Timberwolves' starting lineup on Wednesday and his status is unclear.
Arinze Onuaku is starting at center and the fact that Hamilton isn't starting suggests he won't play. Minnesota may be leery of aggravating his injury in a meaningless game, and the availability of Anthony Bennett gives them at least a shred of frontcourt depth. Hamilton was listed as probable for this game, so unfortunately the Wolves may burn fantasy owners one last time. Apr 15 - 8:13 PM

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Justin Hamilton (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

The Wolves desperately need him to play tonight, so his owners can breathe a little easier now. Check back before tip-off just to be safe, but go ahead and get him active in your lineups.
Apr 15 - 10:47 AM

Justin Hamilton hurt his hamstring on Monday night against the Pelicans.

The Wolves were down to just six healthy bodies tonight. Hamilton is probably not going to be able to play, which means the Wolves will be down to their fourth-string center, Arinze Onuaku. He's obviously only worth a look in deep leagues. Hamilton finished with seven points, two boards, one assist, one steal and five blocks on Monday.
Apr 13 - 11:11 PM

Justin Hamilton got it going against the Warriors on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, three assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

That's more like it. Hamilton should have more lines like this one going forward because he's the only healthy big man on the team. He's worth owning in all leagues.
Apr 12 - 1:38 AM

Justin Hamilton started at center and scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 24 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

This isn't a bad line with the blocks but he just hasn't been able to put up some of the more impressive lines he had before his concussion. He has still been a top 60-90 value over the past week on a per-game basis, so it's not time to drop him in most circumstances.
Apr 11 - 4:10 AM

Justin Hamilton started again and had six points, nine rebounds, a steal and zero blocks in 27 minutes on Wednesday.

He's going to start at center the rest of the way and the potential is there for him to breakout. It's yet to happen since he returned from migraines, but he is averaging 9.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last five games.
Apr 9 - 12:58 AM

Wolves C Justin Hamilton scored only four points on Tuesday, but he pitched in elsewhere with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

Hamilton also committed just one turnover in 25 minutes of action. The Wolves are without Gorgui Dieng, Kevin Garnett, Nikola Pekovic and Anthony Bennett, thrusting big minutes into Hamilton's lap, and he's a solid fantasy option in leagues with 10 or more teams.
Apr 8 - 12:31 AM

Justin Hamilton played 38 minutes against the Magic on Friday with 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

It was a huge line and the most minutes he's ever played in a game. Gorgui Dieng (concussion) was questionable tonight and didn't play, but he is not expected to be back before Gary Neal (ankle). That means we may get at least one game of Hamilton logging big minutes. As much as we'd love to say pick him up, the Wolves don't play again until Tuesday. That means Gorgui might be back. If you don't have a matchup acquisition limit, Hamilton should be added everywhere.
Apr 4 - 1:38 AM

Justin Hamilton started at center for the Wolves on Wednesday, played 31 minutes, and hit 6-of-8 shots, but his stat line didn't match up to the hype, as he finished with just 13 points, two rebounds, two steals and a block.

It wasn't a bad game, but it wasn't a very good one, either. With Nikola Pekovic done for the season and Gorgui Dieng out with a concussion, Hamilton is going to see a big opportunity here. Look for his numbers to go up from here on out, as long as Dieng is in street clothes.
Apr 2 - 12:56 AM

Justin Hamilton started for Gorgui Dieng (concussion) scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist and one block over 25 minutes in the Wolves' 104-84 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

Hamilton continues to ramp his minutes back up after suffering a concussion and it's a shame because he was showing real mid-round upside at the time he got hurt. Dieng's absence helps him out a bit, but there should be more than enough room for him to produce regardless of Dieng's status.
Mar 31 - 2:10 AM

Justin Hamilton logged 23 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, with five rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and one block.

Hamilton was forced into the rotation tonight with Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) taking an early exit, and the 23 minutes marked the most floor time he's seen since returning from the migraine issues that sidelined him for four games earlier this month. He offers plenty of upside, and with Dieng's status currently uncertain for Monday's game vs. Utah, Hamilton is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Mar 29 - 6:29 PM

Justin Hamilton returned from a bout with migraines and had four points and four rebounds in just nine minutes on Wednesday.

Maybe he'll get healthy and hot in the upcoming week, but for now, he's just another big man in Minnesota. And that's a shame, because he was playing so well before the migraines set in. If you have an available spot and need a big man, taking a flier on Hamilton still makes sense.
Mar 26 - 1:55 AM

Justin Hamilton (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

The Wolves may actually have eight players available tonight after running a seven-man rotation on Monday. Hamilton was playing very well before his head injury, so give him a look in all standard leagues.
Mar 25 - 6:48 PM

Justin Hamilton (migraine) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.

With Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful and Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out, the Timberwolves could sure use Hamilton back in the rotation. Expect another update on Hamilton following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he's unable to go, Gorgui Dieng and Adreian Payne will be forced into heavy minutes for the short-handed Wolves.
Mar 24 - 5:20 PM

Justin Hamilton (migraine) will not play again on Monday vs. the Jazz.

Hamilton has been out since March 16 with migraines, and right now there is no clear timetable for his return. It's too bad considering Hamilton has a clear path toward production given all the injuries his team is dealing with, but he's of no use to fantasy owners if he can't get into the lineup. With Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) both questionable, Gorgui Dieng should get a ton of burn once again.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 23 - 12:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
5Arinze Onuaku
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton