The Wolves today claimed 7-foot center Justin Hamilton off waivers and released rookie Glenn Robinson III to make room for him.

Hamilton, 24, was waived by New Orleans on Tuesday so the Pelicans could clear roster space and sign Elliot Williams.

Hamilton was a second-round pick by Philadelphia in 2012 who played college ball at Iowa State and LSU and played eight games with Charlotte and Miami last season and 24 games with the Heat this season before he was traded to New Orleans at the trade deadline.

He averaged 2.8 points and 2 rebounds in 24 games this season.

The trade gives the Wolves another big man behind Gorgui Dieng if center Nikola Pekovic's troublesome ankle limits or sidelines him for the season's remaining weeks.

The Wolves drafted Robinson in last summer's second-round, saying they landed a first-round talent in the second round.

The team planned on having him play a good part of this season in the D League, but that never materialized because of the injuries that hit the Wolves this season and they needed him around to have a reasonable roster with which to practice.

He played 25 games, averaging 1.2 points and 4.3 minutes.

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