Hamilton the Right Price for Bulls?
Which brings us to Rip Hamilton, who has suddenly become the odds-on favorite to sign with the Bulls. Hamilton is a guy the Bulls have had interest in for a while and would have surely considered bringing in last season if he had been bought of his contract by the Detroit Pistons. He fills the two-guard need for the Bulls in a lot of areas. He can hit a mid-range jumper, play solid defense when needed and has experience in a championship atmosphere, having won an NBA championship with the Pistons.
So what happens next?
It’s expected that it will take Hamilton around 48 hours to clear waivers. Another team could claim him, but that’s doubtful given how much money is left on his contract. Once he clears waivers, the Bulls deal is expected to go down soon thereafter, contingent, of course, on whether the Bulls can come to a financial agreement with him. That doesn’t figure to be much of an issue, because at age 33, the Bulls aren’t expected to sign him to a multi-year deal, probably two at the max.