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Phoenix interested in Bulls' Hamilton

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08:09 AM ET 12.26 | On Tuesday, Rip Hamilton went down again as a DNP, this one against the Rockets, and there is some question about whether he might be included in any moves the Bulls make at the trade deadline. The team holds an option to re-sign [Hamilton] next season, making him the equivalent of an expiring contract due to the low guaranteed money, and since the summer I've heard that they would be receptive to offers for him and have even dangled his name a bit. However, with his recent injury, that could be hard to pull off unless he makes an impressive return. ... Actually, I'm sure they could find a taker -- Phoenix, for one, is a team that I've heard has some interest -- but at this stage of his career, Hamilton and his representatives might not be open to playing for a non-contender.

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December 26, 2012  08:22 AM ET

R.I.P. Hamilton, time to retire.

December 26, 2012  09:27 AM ET

It's Quitting Time, Bro.

December 26, 2012  09:27 AM ET

hes still productive

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December 26, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

hes still productive

Yeah.....for about 35-40 games a year..........

Been that way for awhile.

December 26, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's averaging 13.9ppg while shooting 45.5%, 37.5% and 93%.

He's also injured.........again :-( .

No one said that Rip isn't a good ballplayer; but this is the 5th season in a row where he's likely to miss about 1/2 of the season.

He's a bad investment.......hope the Bulls can pawn him off on Pheonix; maybe for a draft pick.

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December 26, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

hes still productive

as a warm body in practice?

December 26, 2012  11:46 AM ET

I wouldn't mind seeing Hamilton in PHX if even for the short term. Hell, I'd prefer seeing him to Michael Beasley at any point.

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December 26, 2012  12:45 PM ET
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R.I.P. Hamilton, time to retire.

yep

December 26, 2012  01:25 PM ET
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But, a playoff team could use him for a postseason push to add some depth.

Yeah.......if he's healthy.

..And with Rip.....there ain't no tellin' if he will be, or not.

KW

December 26, 2012  01:27 PM ET
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R.I.P. Hamilton, time to retire.

Nah.....if someone is willing to pay him several million dollars a season......to spend half (or more) of the season in street clothes on the bench, why should he retire?

Jus' sayin'......

December 26, 2012  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Nah.....if someone is willing to pay him several million dollars a season......to spend half (or more) of the season in street clothes on the bench, why should he retire?Jus' sayin'......

Well said...

And if someone is willing to give the Bulls something for RIP - They should jump on it.

 
December 26, 2012  09:08 PM ET

One word: WHY?

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