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Bulls shopping Rip, Houston interested

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08:00 AM ET 02.20 | Will the Bulls jump into the fray? Chicago has toyed with trading [Richard Hamilton] for a while now, because the team does not want to pay the new, very prohibitive luxury tax. ... The first choice for the Bulls would have been to swap Carlos Boozer for Andrea Bargnani, but the Toronto Raptors appear set to hang onto Bargnani. ... [The] Bulls are now looking to send Richard Hamilton somewhere, anywhere. Hamilton is still effective -- he is averaging 10.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting -- but he is 35 years old and is being paid $5 million this year. He can be had by any team that has the cap room or trade exceptions to absorb his contract, and the Bulls have gotten plenty of inquiries, most notably from the Houston Rockets.

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February 20, 2013  08:58 AM ET

With all respect I think Rip is too old for Houston's style of play.

February 20, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Don't really see how it helps Houston, man Chicago owners are freakig cheap!

February 20, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Don't really see how it helps Houston, man Chicago owners are freakig cheap!

*freaking

February 20, 2013  09:23 AM ET

This Is Your Last Rodeo, Bro.

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February 20, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

With all respect I think Rip is too old.

Corrected

February 20, 2013  11:38 AM ET

What is the hold up if the Rockets are interestd what is holding up this move?

February 20, 2013  02:45 PM ET

Reinsdorf is such a cheapskate.... But I think they do need to trade Rip. He's stealing playing time from Jimmy Butler

February 20, 2013  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Headline translation :Bulls trying to dump old man

And a second round pick would be a fair exchange......

February 20, 2013  02:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Reinsdorf is such a cheapskate.... But I think they do need to trade Rip. He's stealing playing time from Jimmy Butler

Agreed!!!
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Butler needs 30+ minutes a night at the SG & SF.......and Old-Man-Rip is in the way!

February 20, 2013  02:58 PM ET
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Don't really see how it helps Houston, man Chicago owners are freakig cheap!

Chicago owner's'????
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Dude.....Chicago only has ONE owner.......and yep, he's as cheap as they come!

 
February 20, 2013  03:00 PM ET
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What is the hold up if the Rockets are interestd what is holding up this move?

Probably the fact the Bulls don't want to take on ANY salary.......where-as the Rockets might want to dump a cheap contract of their own!

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