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Richard Hamilton | Guard/Forward | #32

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (40) / 2/14/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 193
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (7) / WAS

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Richard Hamilton is going to attempt an NBA comeback.
"I'm working on my game. I'm in the weight room. I'm running my two, three miles a day. And I'm trying to see if my body can hold up," said Hamilton." If my body can hold up after these 30 days, I will be making a comeback." Stephen Jackson and Ray Allen are also trying to get back into the NBA, and these comeback attempts likely have a lot to do with the explosion in the NBA's salary cap. Hamilton might be able to snag a deal for the veteran's minimum, but he's well past his days of producing relevant stat lines in fantasy hoops. Wed, Jul 13, 2016 09:29:00 AM
Source: CBS Sports

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Richard Hamilton announced his retirement from the NBA on Thursday.

No, Richard Hamilton hadn't officially retired yet. Though he hasn't played since the 2012-13 season, Rip was still keeping his options open just in case an opportunity opened up. With this news, the 37-year-old will officially hang it up and can fade into the back of fantasy owners' minds.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Rip Hamilton said on Thursday that "there are opportunities for me... but I'm waiting for the right situation."

Hamilton also expressed his desire to play one more season in the NBA, saying "I think for me, personally, I have to see how my body responds after the summer. I want to play another year and hopefully get an opportunity to play on a team with a chance to win a title." Hamilton last played in the 2012-2013 season, where he averaged 9.8 points in 50 games played. It is unknown whether these opportunities will ever materialize for Hamilton, but he is clearly off fantasy radars moving forward.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Rip Hamilton has reportedly been contacted by at least seven teams, but he's not expected to sign with a team until the "midway point of the season."

He shot just 42.9 percent from the field in 50 games with the Bulls last season. At this stage of his career he's a dubious fantasy option no matter where he lands.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 03:24:00 PM

The Timberwolves are reportedly working the phones trying to sign a wing player and one name that has surfaced is Rip Hamilton, according to Darren Wolfson.

Hamilton isn't likely to offer much fantasy value regardless of where he ends up, but he could be a nice piece for the young Wolves.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 07:13:00 PM

Richard Hamilton tweeted Saturday morning that he has "several choices" in free agency.

The Bulls waived Hamilton a little over a week ago in a widely-expected move. There was in Chicago for Hamilton considering the presence of Jimmy Butler and the addition of Mike Dunleavy. Hamilton didn't specify which teams he was choosing between, but we're not surprised there are a couple squads willing to give the 35-year old a shot.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Bulls waive G/F Richard Hamilton.

He had virtually no chance to remain on the team. The Bulls have already brought on Mike Dunleavy, and Jimmy Butler was one of the most improved players in the second half of last season. Hamilton's minutes dropped to just 21.8 per game last season, which is a far cry from his career average of 32.1. A few teams should be willing to give the 35-year-old guard a shot on a short-term contract.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 07:47:00 PM

The Bulls will waive Richard Hamilton before July 10, making him an unrestricted free agent.

There was no way the Bulls were going to guarantee Hamilton the $5 million he's owed in 2013-14. Over the last two seasons, he's missed 70 games and been a liability when active. Now 35 years old, Hamilton is reaching the end of the line. Jimmy Butler is a far better option on the wing for the Bulls.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 04:29:00 PM

The Bulls are again unsuccessfully shopping Richard Hamilton.

Hamilton has a $5 million commitment next season, but the Bulls can buy him out for $1 million if done before July 10, a likely scenario considering Hamilton's stock around the league. He's dealt with serious injury issues during his Bulls tenure and seems likely to be playing elsewhere next year.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:22:00 AM

The Bulls are expected to buy out the final year of Richard Hamilton's contract for $1 million, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago's other option is a $5 million salary in 2013-14 for a 35-year old who earned DNP-CDs in all but four of the Bulls' playoff games. It's not a surprise which way the Bulls are leaning. Mark this one in the category of the best scenario for both sides. Hamilton will try to find a job as a veteran shooter off the bench while the Bulls will look for some more consistency from perimeter, possibly in the form of free agent Kyle Korver.
Thu, May 16, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Richard Hamilton reiterated that he was "dumbfounded" by his lack of playing time in the playoffs.

Hamilton played 35.5 minutes in Game 5 on Wednesday and 22 minutes in Game 4, but he saw just 10 minutes combined prior to those two games in the postseason. "They kept me positive," Hamilton said. Referring specifically to Game 5, Hamilton said "it's crazy because playing 19 straight minutes, I haven't done that all season. Playing in the fourth quarter, I haven't done that all season." Expect the Bulls to buy him out for $1 million rather than picking up his $5 million option for next year.
Source: CSN Chicago
Thu, May 16, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Richard Hamilton reiterated that his health is fine, and the decision to drop him out of the rotation was Tom Thibodeau's.

"A lot of stuff in life you don’t understand. This is what I was brought here for. To not play and not help my teammates is rough," he said. "I try to stay positive and not rock the boat." Hamilton had 11 points and four assists in 22 minutes in the Game 4 blowout loss.
Tue, May 14, 2013 09:08:00 AM

Richard Hamilton admitted he's not happy about being glued to the bench.

Hamilton hasn't played a single second in round two and saw just garbage time in the first round. "It's hard. I have to be honest," he said. "Just try to be as positive and give them advice from all the stuff that I know about the playoffs," he added. Hamilton's deal calls for a team option for next season or a $1 million buyout, and we'd suspect that the buyout is in the best interest of both parties. The veteran hopes to play for at least two more seasons, but his time in Chicago is likely over after this season ends.
Thu, May 9, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Richard Hamilton, who played only seven minutes in Game 1 and did not play in Game 2, is still working his way back from his back injury.

"He missed a chunk of the season down the stretch," Thibodeau said. "And then we tried to get him some games at the end just so he can get his rhythm back. A big part of it is his game is that. It's the timing and rhythm or catch and shoot. We just have to be patient and as time goes on we get healthier." Hamilton is unlikely to be a major factor during the postseason and Jimmy Butler is locked in as the starting shooting guard.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 08:08:00 AM

Richard Hamilton returned from his one-game suspension for throwing an elbow in Friday's game, playing 13 minutes on his way to two points and one assist on Monday.

Unless a very clear path to minutes presents itself for the finale, owners can shut the book on Hamilton's invisible fantasy season.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:33:00 PM

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