Bulls shopping Rip, Houston interested
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.