Well, it looks like we won't get anything for Rip. I'm not too disappointed about not trading him. I mentioned in another thread I'd much rather have a good draft pick at this point. I think with a good pick in this years draft we'll turn it around faster. I think it's time to get some of these young guys some PT and we have Prince to stick around for leadership.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)—The Detroit Pistons have decided to part ways with Richard Hamilton.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday that terms of a buyout were still being negotiated. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement.
The 33-year-old Hamilton spent the last nine seasons with the Pistons, leading them to the 2004 NBA title. He had a falling out last season with coach John Kuester and was benched for most of a seven-week stretch. The two appeared to be on better terms toward the end of the season, but Hamilton averaged only 14.1 points in 2010-11.
Kuester was fired after the season and replaced by Lawrence Frank.