2011/2012 Regular Season W/L Record: 50 - 16
Pippen Ain't Easy "We’re well into the NBA’s August-September “dead zone” at this point. Training camp won’t start for a little less than a month and the start of the regular season still is almost two months away. In fact things are so dead that we’ve reached the point where Richard Hamilton’s name has become..." September 07
First time I've been a free agent at the beginning of a summer in my entire career. Several choices… http://t.co/zJnyZEnbqJ
Bulls make it official: Waive Richard Hamilton.
Rip Hamilton will soon be a free agent as the Bulls will waive him rather than guarantee his $5 million salary for next season, source says.
CSN Chicago "After playing a combined 10 minutes in two playoff games, both in the first round against Brooklyn, veteran Rip Hamilton was brutally honest about his nearly 22-minute stint in Monday night’s Bulls Game 3 loss to the Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals. “When the whole purpose of you..." May 14
Chicago Tribune "As expected, Richard Hamilton dropped out of the rotation, drawing a did not play-coach's decision — the first of his career in the playoffs after playing in 127 straight. "He missed a good chunk of the season down the stretch, and then we tried to get him some games at the end just so he can..." April 23
Since signing 2-year, $10 million deal with a $1 million buyout for next year, Richard Hamilton has played in 52.1% of the Bulls' 146 games.
Joakim Noah and LeBron foil Taj Gibson out today for Bulls, with Rip Hamilton suspended.
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton has been suspended for Sunday's game against the Miami Heat after receiving a flagrant-2 foul in Friday night's loss to the Toronto Raptors. Hamilton was ejected with 5:33 left in the third quarter after elbowing the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan in the face. Bulls..." April 13
Chicago Tribune "Richard Hamilton's minutes were supposed to be limited significantly as he returned from the lineup from a lower back injury. But Thursday night against the Knicks, the Bulls veteran logged 25-plus minutes in an overtime victory — 11 more minutes than he play against the Raptors on Tuesday. So..." April 13
Thibodeau said Noah, Rose, Hamilton, Deng, Gibson out vs. Raps. Belinelli in.
Thibodeau said he's "optimistic" about Noah, Belinelli playing vs. Pistons. Taj, Rip, DRose out.
Noah, Belinelli, Rose and Rip all out tonight.
Chicago Sun-Times "Joakim Noah walked around the practice facility on Wednesday morning with a much less noticeable limp, but the plantar fasciitis in his right foot was troublesome enough to keep him out against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Shooting guard Marco Belinelli [abdominal strain], as well as Rip..." March 28
Gibson, Hinrich both did full shootaround, gametime decisions. Rip obviously out. DRose "most likely out," which means out in Thibs-speak.
Chicago Tribune "After tiptoeing around the question last week, coach Tom Thibodeau on Monday didn't rule out that Richard Hamilton could be sidelined for the remainder of the season with his back injury. "There's an unknown," Thibodeau said. "It's a back, so those things are tricky. We'll just have to wait and..." March 19
Rip didn't make the trip, Kirk doubtful for tomorrow's game, Taj still day-to-day and so is Derrick, per Thibs.
Rip Hamilton out vs. Nets.
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of lower back spasms. Marco Belinelli started in place of Hamilton, who missed about a month earlier this season because of a torn fascia in his foot. He has played in 45 games..." February 28
Bulls pushing hard to unload Richard Hamilton
Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls have never paid the NBA luxury tax. This year would be the first year ever… unless they make a trade. The theory goes that the clock is starting for the repeater tax so if the Bulls are just a little over the tax now they shouldn’t go over it for this season. Which is why..." February 19
Chicago Tribune "Richard Hamilton turns 35 next month, a time when reflection becomes reality for professional athletes. "You do start to think about how long you're going to play because you're not at the beginning of your career. You're toward the end," Hamilton said in a quiet moment late Wednesday. "I don't..." January 11
Chicago Tribune "Tom Thibodeau said his Bulls need a boost. Maybe Richard Hamilton will provide one. The veteran guard, who missed the last 12 games with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, sounded optimistic about returning to the lineup Saturday night against the Wizards. "It's looking pretty good,''..." December 29
CSN Chicago "In the absence of injured starter Rip Hamilton, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau opted to start backup shooting guard Marco Belinelli in place of the accomplished veteran, keeping second-year swingman Jimmy Butler in his familiar bench role. Belinelli scored six points in just over 24 minutes of..." December 05
Blog-A-Bull "Per Sam Smith at the team's official website, Richard Hamilton indeed tore a ligament in his foot during Saturday's game. It's not entirely clear if it was a partial or full tear, and Smith speculates (using sources or not, again...not sure) that it could only be a 1-2 week absence for Rip. As..." December 03
CSN Chicago "Rip Hamilton has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, the organization announced Sunday evening. The diagnosis was the result of an MRI the Bulls starting shooting guard had earlier in the day. The veteran limped off the court and headed to the locker room at the 3:15 mark of Saturday..." December 03
Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls shooting guard Richard Hamilton put in some heavy minutes late Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Hamilton, they were spent with the media as he tried to explain why he has been on the bench in the fourth quarter lately. "Like I always say, whatever they need me to do, I'm going to..." November 23
Chicago Sun-Times "Richard Hamilton has been around long enough to know how it works. He spent the 12 hours leading up to the game Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets reading "Old Man River'' text messages on his phone. "Yeah, that was funny,'' Hamilton, 34, said with a laugh. During the third..." November 04
Chicago Tribune "For all the bad blood spilled during the long-standing Bulls-Pistons rivalry, there are at least two positives from Richard Hamilton's nine seasons in Detroit. The veteran shooting guard said commiserating with longtime teammate Chauncey Billups, who suffered a torn Achilles with the Clippers,..." October 18
Chicago Tribune "When Kirk Hinrich and Richard Hamilton entered the first team meeting of this Bulls season, the veteran guards just laughed. After all the bumping and battling, jousting and jostling, they finally were teammates. "It's more fun than coming off 15 screens, getting scratched up everywhere,"..." October 16
Chicago Sun-Times "A sore groin kept Luol Deng out of the preseason game Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Why Rip Hamilton was a late scratch before the second of back-to-back games wasn't clear. "Nothing, really,'' coach Tom Thibodeau said. "Just with the back-to-back, I wanted to rest both..." October 14
Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls hoped to benefit from Rip Hamilton's playoff wisdom, but they didn't expect his experience of once being down 3-1 in a first-round series to come in so handy. If the Bulls can't match what Hamilton's Pistons did in 2003, when they won three in a row to eliminate the Magic, their..." May 08
CSN Philly "With or without Derrick Rose the Sixers need to make two major adjustments from Game 1 to Game 2: rebound the ball better and not let Richard Hamilton score 19 points on 6-for-7 shooting. "The guy is relentless; he is indefatigable," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "He runs this one play to..." April 30
Chicago Tribune "He was a 26-year-old, awe-struck kid from suburban Philadelphia too giddy to fully grasp the magnitude of the moment. When Richard "Rip" Hamilton approached his idol at midcourt following the decisive Game 6 of the 2004 Eastern Conference finals, he was at a loss for words. Fortunately, Hall of..." April 28
Chicago Tribune "Slowly, Derrick Rose is starting to get more accustomed to Richard Hamilton. The Bulls guard hasn't had ample opportunity to develop a rhythm with his new veteran teammate. Rose and Hamilton have missed a combined 63 games due to injury and have been in the starting lineup together just 17..." April 23
Chicago Sun-Times "You almost have to knock on wood when you say it, but Richard Hamilton is quietly getting back in the groove. While the Bulls continue to struggle with injuries and have lost their midseason rhythm, Hamilton started his seventh consecutive game Monday — his season-best. He even fell hard to the..." April 17
Chicago Tribune "No matter how many minutes Richard Hamilton? averages during the playoffs, he will make an impact. Or at least that's what former Pistons teammate Ben Wallace thinks. The two started on Detroit's 2004 title team and remain close. "Rip will stretch the floor," Wallace said. "He demands that..." April 17
Detroit Free Press "Once again Rip Hamilton finds himself atop the Eastern Conference standings, but this time it's with the Chicago Bulls instead of the Pistons. Having rebounded from a sprained right shoulder injury, a sore left groin and a sore right groin, the 34-year-old shooting guard is rounding himself..." April 16
Chicago Tribune "At this stage of the season, Tom Thibodeau knows a delicate balance exists between the need for rest and rhythm. But even with the Bulls boring down on securing the league's best record and homecourt advantage for however long their playoff run lasts, look for their coach to opt for the latter..." April 15
Chicago Tribune "One of Tom Thibodeau's favorite sayings -- "We have more than enough to win" -- applies no matter the injury, no matter the circumstance. The Bulls' 98-86 victory over the Knicks on Tuesday night at the United Center not only avenged Sunday's difficult overtime loss but supported that theory..." April 11
Chicago Tribune "Whether by design, performance or some combination of the two, Richard Hamilton has averaged just 20 minutes in his first two games back after missing 14 with his right shoulder injury. Expect that to change soon. "The way he is practicing tells me he can handle more, but we'll see," coach..." April 08
Chicago Sun-Times "It's looking more like Derrick Rose and Rip Hamilton to the rescue and not just because the Bulls are coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in more than a year. Rose and Hamilton have missed a combined 58 games. Factor in injuries to C.J. Watson and John Lucas III, and that number..." April 05
Chicago Tribune "One prominent NBA analyst, Dennis Scott, believes Richard Hamilton will be the key to the Bulls' playoff run. Another, Jeff Van Gundy, thinks it's unrealistic to expect much from the oft-injured Hamilton the rest of the way. "I hope I'm wrong," said Van Gundy, the ABC/ESPN analyst and former..." March 28
CSN Chicago "Rip Hamilton didn't take part in the Bulls' record-setting win over the Magic Monday night, but the veteran shooting guard is slowly working his way back from his right-shoulder injury, so he can participate in even more significant games for the team. "Getting better every day. I think that's..." March 20
Chicago Sun-Times "Coach Tom Thibodeau insists the Bulls are good enough to win without Richard Hamilton. But win what? With everything else in place — the Bulls have the best record in the NBA (32-8) and a healthy Derrick Rose and play 16 of their last 26 regular-season games at home — Hamilton's latest injury..." March 07
Chicago Tribune "While the Bulls wait for word on Richard Hamilton's latest injury, I have two words for them: Dwight Howard. The Bulls waited most of the season for Hamilton to get healthy, and now they're waiting for that again. Of course they are. I mean, the only surprise is that the Bulls haven't..." March 07
Chicago Tribune "That was fun while it lasted. The Bulls' rare streak of playing at full strength ended at four straight games Monday when C.J. Watson sat out with a sprained left ankle he suffered in Sunday's victory over Philadelphia. Then, just 83 seconds after tipoff, Richard Hamilton banged into a Roy..." March 06
Chicago Sun-Times "Missing 24 games because of injuries in the first half was difficult. For Rip Hamilton, the death of his grandmother before the All-Star break made sitting on the bench that much harder. "With the loss of my grandma, you look at basketball as a place where you can relieve all the stress and..." February 29
Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls lead the league in assists per game, which is more impressive considering Rip Hamilton played in only 11 games before the All-Star break. Hamilton returned to the starting lineup Tuesday in a 99-95 victory over New Orleans at the United Center, and a team that shares the ball better..." February 29