R.J. Hampton
20-Year-Old GuardG
2020 Fantasy Outlook
At 6-foot-5, Hampton is usually the fastest player on the court. The guard creates easy buckets in transition and off turnovers while possessing the ability to capitalize on defenses that haven't yet gotten set. Denver, however, was one of the slowest paced offenses in the league last season, so this isn't necessarily the perfect fit. That said, Hampton has a fine mid-range game and will likely battle for minutes with new teammates Will Barton and Gary Harris. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Nuggets in November of 2020. Contract includes $2.41 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Roderick "R.J." Hampton was born on Feb. 7, 2001 in Dallas, Texas. He is the son of Markita and Rod Hampton and has one younger brother, Ryan. His father Rod played college ball for SJMU. Hampton first played basketball at age three. Hampton's top five movies are Talladega Nights, The Silence of the Lambs, The Lion King, Norbit and Rush Hour. Hampton's favorite basketball player is the late Kobe Bryant. In high school, Hampton played basketball for Little Elm in Little Elm, Texas. He was a decorated high school player, a five-star recruit and was ranked among the top six players in the 2019 high school class. However, Hampton opted to play professionally overseas after high school in the National Basketball League. With the New Zealand Breakers, the 6-foot-5 wing averaged 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.6 minutes per contest and started in 12 of 15 appearances. Following that season, Hampton declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

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Hampton opted to play professionally overseas for one season after high school, signing with the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian NBL. He made his debut Sep. 20, 2019 in a win over Melbourne, posting 11 points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes. He had a breakout performance in his next appearance, managing a season-high 20 points, five rebounds, a season-high three steals, a season-high two blocks and two assists in 32 minutes against South East Melbourne. His other season highs were set at eight rebounds and five assists. Overall, Hampton averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 21.3 minutes, starting 14 of 17 appearances.

Plays 20 minutes Friday
GDenver Nuggets
February 19, 2021
Hampton recorded five points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist over 20 minutes in Friday's 120-103 win over the Cavaliers.
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Hampton only played seven minutes in Wednesday's narrow loss to the Wizards, but he had much more playing time against Cleveland on Friday. The 20-year-old didn't generate much production for the Nuggets in the blowout victory, but he's now played at least 15 minutes in seven of the last eight contests.
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Transaction History
  • November 30, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Nuggets.
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Scores seven off bench
GDenver Nuggets
February 12, 2021
Hampton generated seven points (3-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist over 19 minutes in Friday's 97-95 win over the Thunder.
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Gets first look in rotation
GDenver Nuggets
February 7, 2021
Hampton played 27 minutes Saturday in the Nuggets' 119-114 loss to the Kings, contributing seven points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block.
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Gets seven minutes in garbage time
GDenver Nuggets
January 20, 2021
Hampton played seven minutes and contributed two points (0-2 FG, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds Tuesday in the Nuggets' 119-101 win over the Thunder.
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Questionable for Wednesday
GDenver Nuggets
Illness
December 15, 2020
Hampton is questionable for Wednesday's preseason game against Portland due to an illness, Kendra Andrews of The Athletic reports.
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Drafted by Pelicans; traded to Denver
GDenver Nuggets
November 18, 2020
Hampton was selected by the Pelicans with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and then traded to the Nuggets for a future pick, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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