Rip Hamilton signs with the Bulls
Former Pistons star, Richard “Rip” Hamilton is closing in on a three-year, $15 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, but contract has not yet been finalized.
The addition of Hamilton to the Chicago backcourt is one of the best moves of 2011, in our opinion. Hamilton is an experienced and proven veteran that has shown he focuses in on the team first and his numbers second, which fits right in with the current team.
The three-time All-Star cleared waivers as expected after being bought out by Detroit this week. This moves officially enda a nine-year run in which the Pistons won a championship and regularly made the Eastern Conference finals.
Assuming his deal with the Bulls goes through, Hamilton would join MVP Derrick Rose and give Chicago another scoring option along with the height it was seeking in the backcourt.