HoopsHype Richard Hamilton rumors

May 13, 2013 Updates
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Despite coach Tom Thibodeau's mantra that "we need everybody," Hamilton has dropped out of the rotation, with even Daequan Cook logging time ahead of him on the Bulls' depleted roster. "It's hard. I have to be honest," Hamilton told the Tribune. "The only thing I can do is be a good teammate, help my guys out. Try to talk and communicate with them as best as possible to understand time, score and situation. Just try to be as positive and give them advice from all the stuff that I know about the playoffs." Chicago Tribune

April 23, 2013 Updates
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The NBA on Saturday suspended Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton one game without pay for "throwing an elbow and making contact with the face of Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan." Hamilton will miss Sunday's game against the Miami Heat. The incident occurred with 5:33 remaining in the third quarter of Toronto's 97-88 victory Friday. Referees called Hamilton for a flagrant foul two, and he was ejected. It was Chicago's second loss to Toronto in four days. USA Today Sports

April 13, 2013 Updates

The NBA announced on Saturday that Bulls guard Richard Hamilton has been suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow and making contact with the face of Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan during Friday night's 97-88 loss. Chicago Tribune

March 19, 2013 Updates

After tiptoeing around the question last week, coach Tom Thibodeau on Monday didn't rule out that Richard Hamilton could be sidelined for the remainder of the season with his back injury. "There's an unknown," Thibodeau said. "It's a back, so those things are tricky. We'll just have to wait and see." Chicago Tribune

March 5, 2013 Updates
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Chicago stood pat at the trade deadline, as expected, other than offering Rip Hamilton to no effect, according to league sources. The Bulls can tinker around the margins, as they did Saturday by signing veteran forward Lou Amundson to a 10-day contract. But they cannot go above the $74 million "apron" allowed to teams that exceed the $70.3 million tax threshold by $4 million or less. NBA.com

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The best scenario might be the popular rumor of trading Richard Hamilton to Denver for 7-foot-1 Russian Timofey Movgoz. But it's tough to tell whether this has a chance of actually happening. Bulls fans haven't seen much of Movgoz, who averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds a year ago. Maybe he could turn out to be a low-cost, long-range backup center. But one reason the Nuggets are shopping him is his impending restricted free agency. There's no telling what it might cost to keep him. Arlington Heights Daily Herald

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Richard Hamilton turns 35 next month, a time when reflection becomes reality for professional athletes. "You do start to think about how long you're going to play because you're not at the beginning of your career. You're toward the end," Hamilton said in a quiet moment late Wednesday. "I don't see myself playing any longer than when I'm 38. That will be my max by far." Chicago Tribune

January 9, 2013 Updates
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I was talking with a general manager the other day who said if he were the Bulls he’d try to move Hamilton because you shouldn’t be paying the luxury tax when you are not seriously competing, which the Bulls cannot be without Rose. But I’m fairly sure the Bulls would not take back a longer contract for Hamilton given they can buy out Hamilton after this season. I get a dozen or so Boozer trade suggestions every week, but there remains little market for him with $32 million still left on his deal after this season. And he’s been playing pretty well. NBA.com

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