UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Report: Chicago Bulls to waive Richard Hamilton

Richard "Rip" Hamilton ended his Bulls career with a flourish. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) Richard Hamilton fell out of coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation early in the playoffs. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Bulls plan to waive shooting guard Rip Hamilton rather than guarantee his $5 million salary next season, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.com.

Hamilton's history of injuries, his age (35) and the final year of his contract made him expendable for the Bulls.

MAHONEY: Where will Dwight Howard land? Ranking possible destinations

The three-time All-Star, who helped the Pistons win the 2004 NBA Finals, was acquired by the Bulls in 2011 to take some of the scoring load off Derrick Rose.

Hamilton's game declined last season when he averaged 9.8 points as a backup in 50 games. After falling out of coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation early in the 2013 postseason, Hamilton went out with a flourish, scoring 11 points in Game 4 and 15 points in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series loss to the Heat.

https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/352161270717366272

https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/352161476208885760

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again