Bulls Ink Rip Hamilton to 2-Year Deal

by December 15, 2011

The Chicago Bulls have taken a step to fill their seemingly always-vacant shooting guard spot, signing veteran Rip Hamilton to a deal after many months of hinting at the potential to do so. The ex-Piston and one-time NBA champion will join Derrick Rose in Chicago’s backcourt. According to ESPNChicago.com, he is expected at practice today: “Former Detroit Pistons All-Star Rip Hamilton signed with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced Wednesday night. He is expected to practice with his new team on Thursday, according to a league source. “He’ll have to answer all of (the questions) right now,” Derrick Rose said, laughing. “He’s someone Chicago’s been asking for, a two. I guess, a legit two. He’s won a championship and his resume speak for itself.” Hamilton will be formally introduced after Thursday’s practice…The Pistons waived Hamilton, 33, on Monday after nine seasons in Detroit. Terms of the deal were not announced, although the Chicago Tribune reported Hamilton will sign a two-year deal for $10 million, and the third year is a team option with partial guarantees on $5,150,000.”