Richard Hamilton Passes Waivers, Expected To Sign With Bulls

Thursday December 15th, 2011

Recently released swingman Richard Hamilton has cleared waivers, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. He is expected to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Chicago Bulls.

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The 33-year-old will now likely join a Chicago Bulls squad that boasted the best record in the Eastern Conference last season. His presence will help alleviate the scoring load from league MVP Derrick Rose, and his mid-range shooting game is expected to be a strong compliment to Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer.

Hamilton had played nine seasons for the Pistons, before the club released him on 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.

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