Chicago Bulls Utilizing Marquis Teague, Could Look to Move Nate Robinson and Richard Hamilton

October 1, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Marquis Teague (25) poses for a photo during Chicago Bulls media day at the Berto Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

In extended minutes, rookie Marquis Teague has shown the Chicago Bulls management that he will be a fine option behind the returning Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich, making Nate Robinson and Richard Hamilton expendable in the near future.

Providing a bit of a scoring punch along with more of an all-around game, the Bulls could waive Robinson or trade Hamilton, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

The Bulls signed (Robinson) to a deal that doesn’t become fully guaranteed until Jan. 10. That means they can waive Robinson with no penalty any time before that date, an option that always has been under consideration internally.

League sources indicate that veteran shooting guard Richard Hamilton has been offered in trade scenarios, efforts that could intensity as the Feb. 21 trade deadline nears.

Hamilton is dealing with a foot injury that has kept him off the floor since the beginning of December, while Robinson is coming off one of his best games of the season, dropping 18 points, four assists and three boards in a 100-89 victory over the Boston Celtics Tuesday.

Rose, according to Ball Don’t Lie, is reportedly “a couple weeks away” from returning to practice.

Next Cavaliers Game Full schedule »
Thursday, Oct 3030 Oct8:00New York KnicksBuy Tickets

Tags: Chicago Bulls Marquis Teague Nate Robinson Richard Hamilton

comments powered by Disqus