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Sep 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton (7) during media day at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats sign Justin Hamilton

On Sunday, the Charlotte Bobcats created some controversy when they released veteran guard Ben Gordon.

By not releasing Gordon earlier, they have made him ineligible to play and the postseason. Several contenders, including the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder, were expected to have interest in Gordon, but since he can’t compete in the postseason, a playoff team isn’t going waste a spot on him. Gordon can either try to play for a non-playoff team or wait until the offseason to sign.

To replace Gordon, the Bobcats have signed center Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

After releasing Ben Gordon, the Charlotte Bobcats will use the roster spot to sign 7-foot Justin Hamilton to a 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Hamilton, who averages 19 points and nine rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League, is expected to sign the contract on Tuesday, sources said.

Hamilton was a second-round pick of the Miami Heat (via Philadelphia) in 2012. He played his college basketball at Iowa State and LSU.

Hamilton was the 45th overall pick of the 2012 Draft.

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