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Washington Wizards Sign R.J. Hampton to 10-Day Contract, Filling Roster Gap

According to a source cited by Josh Robbins of The Athletic, the Washington Wizards are set to fill a vacant spot on their 15-player roster by signing R.J. Hampton to a 10-day contract.

Selected as the 24th overall pick in the 2020 draft, Hampton has had stints with multiple NBA teams including Denver, Orlando, and Detroit from 2020 to 2023. Last June, he was waived by the Pistons and subsequently signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat in September. Despite appearing in eight NBA games for Miami this season, Hampton was waived shortly after the trade deadline in February, just after turning 23.

Following his release from the Heat, Hampton’s G League rights were acquired by the Capital City Go-Go, Washington’s affiliate team. He has demonstrated solid performance in six regular-season games for the Go-Go, averaging 12.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists with an impressive shooting line of .500/.412/.818 in 20.1 minutes per game.

Hampton’s signing with the Wizards fills the roster spot previously occupied by Justin Champagnie, whose own 10-day contract expired recently. Champagnie will remain with the Wizards but on a two-way contract instead of a standard one.

During his 10-day stint with the Wizards, Hampton will earn $120,250 while the team incurs a cap hit of $116,075. He is slated to play in the team’s next five games and will have the option to sign a second 10-day contract with the Wizards once the first one expires. In the event he does not secure a second contract, he would likely return to the Go-Go, as they still retain his G League rights.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
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