There have been many rumors in regards to if the Bulls would use their mid-level exception on one of the many available shooting guards this offseason. It has been reported that their top three targets are Jamal Crawford, Jason Richardson and Caron Butler, who has just recently signed a 3 year deal worth $24 million with the Clippers. One player that has just been waived and has been previously rumored as an answer for the Bulls is veteran guard, Richard “Rip” Hamilton. Rip would be the perfect addition to the Bulls because he possesses all of the qualities that the Bulls have been looking for in a shooting guard: a taller guard, he’s 6’7, good defender and someone who can create and consistently make his own shot. Hamilton also has plenty of playoff experience, most notably when he was a member of the 2004 Detroit Pistons who won the NBA championship. The Bulls also asked guard Keith Bogans to leave practice today, shortly after Hamilton was waived which does not seem like a coincidence. It still seems that Jason Richardson is the best option to fill the starting spot at shooting guard for the Bulls, however, if he decides to take a more lucrative deal, the Bulls need to jump on Hamilton immediately. He’s quite the same player he was back in 2004, but he is only 32 and has more than enough skills to put the Bulls over the top.