NBA swingman who carved a role as a rotation player after being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. His rights were then traded to the Denver Nuggets, where he spent the first three years of his career.
A top 10 recruit out of high school, he attended the University of Texas. After averaging more than 18 points per game as a sophomore, he declared for the NBA Draft.
In 2015, he joined the Russian squad Krasny Oktyabr, but made his way back to the NBA after the New Orleans Pelicans used a hardship exception to sign him for the rest of the 2015-2016 season.
He was born to Greg and Karen Hamilton and he has five siblings, including his older brother Gary, who played college and professional basketball.
He and Kenneth Faried were both acquired by the Denver Nuggets during the 2011 NBA Draft.