Richard Hamilton Expected To Make Chicago Bulls Debut Tonight
Newly acquired swingman Richard Hamilton will make his preseason debut tonight for the Chicago Bulls, according to the team’s official website.
The 33-year-old All-Star signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Bulls last week after being waived by the Detroit Pistons. He first practiced with the team on Thursday, however it is believed that he will start in the Bulls’ final exhibition game tonight at the United Center.
Hamilton had played nine seasons for the Pistons, before the club released him last Monday. The three-time All-Star averaged 18.7 points and 4.1 assists in 55 games for Detroit last year. His best season for the Pistons came in 2002-03 when he averaged 22.3 points per game. Hamilton was originally drafted by the Washington Wizards with the No. 7 pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, and was traded to Detroit for Jerry Stackhouse following the 2001-02 season.