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Zendon Hamilton will wear No. 31 in his second stint with the 76ers. 76ers President Billy King announced today that the team has signed center Zendon Hamilton to a 10-day contract. With the transaction, the Sixers roster now stands at 14 players.
A 6-foot-11, 254-pound center, Hamilton returns to Philadelphia for his second stint with the Sixers after playing in 45 games for the team during the 2003-04 season. He began the 2005-06 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he appeared in 11 games averaging 2.3 points and 1.0 rebound in 4.2 minutes per game. This is the third 10-day contract for Hamilton this season, who signed his first on Jan. 10 after being waived by Cleveland on Jan. 5. He signed his second with the Cavaliers on Jan. 20. Hamilton will wear No. 31 for the Sixers.
Including Cleveland, Hamilton has played for seven different teams during his six-year NBA career, (LA Clippers 2000-01, Denver 2001-02, Toronto 2002-03, Philadelphia 2003-04, Milwaukee 2004-05 and Houston 2004-05). He has career averages of 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game in 133 games (15 starts).
Undrafted by an NBA franchise, Hamilton played professionally abroad in Spain (1998-1999) and Greece (1999-2000). He also spent part of the 2003-04 season playing for Yakima of the CBA. Before turning pro, Hamilton played four years (1994-98) at St. Johnâ€™s University, where he averaged 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 114 games.