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Bulls ready to waive Robinson, trade Rip?

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08:06 AM ET 12.20 | Rookie Marquis Teague's development may spell significant change in Chicago. It's called Nate Robinson's non-guaranteed contract. The Bulls signed the veteran guard to a deal that doesn't become fully guaranteed until Jan. 10. That means they can waive Robinson with no penalty any time before that date, an option that always has been under consideration internally. Teague's development, not to mention Derrick Rose's expected return, could make Robinson expendable. ... League sources indicate that veteran shooting guard Richard Hamilton has been offered in trade scenarios, efforts that could intensity as the Feb. 21 trade deadline nears. With a minimal guarantee on a team option for next season, Hamilton's salary is in essence an expiring contract.

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December 20, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Bring him back to the Knicks!!! Nets!

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December 20, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Not watching these Chicago games much, but their record tells me that they are playing well, so why upset things?Its not like they can flip either or both for a huge player

agree. They are 14-10 without Rose. They should just trade Boozer while he has some values

December 20, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Watch Out For The Horns, Bros.

December 20, 2012  09:08 AM ET

This is called crowded backcourt and reducing salary. Teague, Hinrich, Nate, Bellini, Hamiliton and Rose is on his way back. You don't need six healthy guards on a roster but Hamilton can play some SF

December 20, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Should have traded Rip two seasons ago....
Should have amnestied Boozer two seasons ago also, but they have a damn man crush on that idiot.

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December 20, 2012  10:10 AM ET

THE TRUTH....

Thanks bud...

Down goes...CLEVELAND....Yessssssssssssssssssss

December 20, 2012  11:49 AM ET

Move them both as soon as possible. Robinson gives you scoring, but doesn't move the offense. Like John Lucas III last year, he dribbles too much and shoots too often for a point guard. Seldom penetrates. Hamilton is a walking injury. If he could stay healthy, he might be a valuable addition, but he seems prone to injury. But with Bellini being able to move to shooting guard, Hamilton's days might be numbered. By unloading both, they might be able to free up some contract space prior to the trade deadline.

December 20, 2012  02:42 PM ET
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Should have traded Rip two seasons ago....Should have amnestied Boozer two seasons ago also, but they have a damn man crush on that idiot.

You don't know jack about basketball.

So the bulls sign Rip for 15 million/3 years 2 seasons ago and should have traded him immediately? You think anyone wanted him back then, NO. No one wants him now either. He's a done deal. They shouldn't have signed him in the first place.


Why amnesty Boozer? There are 0 (ZERO) decent PF you can pick up for nothing. If you amnesty him, that's just dumb. They would lose a big guy who can put up 15 ppg - 9 rbg.

There is nothing that makes sense about amnestying him. You lose a guy, you don't get anything back. They are way over the cap.

December 20, 2012  04:23 PM ET
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agree. They are 14-10 without Rose. They should just trade Boozer while he has some values

I said it after last season......Boozer and Rip to the Lakers for Gasol.

I still say BOTH teams would've been better off with that!

December 20, 2012  04:24 PM ET
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.......but Hamilton can play some SF

No.....not really.

December 20, 2012  04:28 PM ET
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........Hamilton is a walking injury........he seems prone to injury.......

He wasn't 'injury prone' until about 4 seasons ago. In the three seasons prior to the Bulls signing him, he'd missed 80 games.......pretty much a full season.

Then last year, he played in only about 26 games (yeah, I called that well before the middle of the season).

Bottom line......Hamilton is old and broke. He's not fit to play starters minutes......although he'd be serviceable for maybe 15-18 minutes per game; that's all.

 
December 20, 2012  04:37 PM ET
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.......Why amnesty Boozer? There are 0 (ZERO) decent PF you can pick up for nothing. If you amnesty him, that's just dumb. They would lose a big guy who can put up 15 ppg - 9 rbg.......

Yeah.....at this point, amnestying Boozer right now would be a stupid move. No one's available who's as good or better, and Gibson hasn't progressed to the point of being a reliable starter.

At this point, the Bulls are better off holding on to him until they can sign a free agent this summer, or trading him if they can find a big enough sucker to offer up some impressive youngsters.

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