Former NBA champion Richard “Rip” Hamilton was recently waived by the Chicago Bulls, saving the team roughly $4 million next season.
He quickly became a free agent target for teams looking to add a veteran shooting guard.
Hamilton is clearly excited to be a free agent and seems to be embracing his time in the open market.
First time I’ve been a free agent at the beginning of a summer in my entire career. Several choices… http://t.co/zJnyZEnbqJ
— Rip Hamilton (@ripcityhamilton) July 20, 2013
Along with the Tweet was the following image.
Hamilton displays three jerseys on his Instagram account, they are, the Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls. In order, they’re teams he’s played for in his NBA career.
That image quickly began speculation that he would like a return to Detroit alongside former teammate and friend Chauncey Billups.
Although Hamilton may not be worth the $5 million that was owed to him next season, he’s still a valuable piece to the right team. In two seasons with the Bulls, he appeared in 78 games and averaged 10.5 ppg, 2.6 apg and 1.9 rpg.
Hamilton’s shooting percentages were still honorable during his time in Chicago, he shot .438 from the field, .337 from three-point range and .833 from the free-throw line.
Will he return to the Bulls for less money? Aim to retire where it all began in Washington? Go back to where he had success with the Pistons? Or start fresh somewhere else?