Rip Hamilton Outward Bound? 5 Possible Landing Spots for Detroit Pistons Guard

December 28th, 2010 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
It appears Rip Hamilton's days in Detroit may be numbered.

Following a controversial benching/sickness before a game last week, Hamilton and Pistons president Joe Dumars had a talk after which both sides came away saying all the right things.

Dumars reiterated that Hamilton was committed to the team and would remain a Piston.

Hamilton responded by having his best game of the season, torching Toronto for 35 points off the bench.

End of story, right? Not so fast.

The Hamilton/Dumars discussion was about one thing, saving Rip's trade value.

Dumars has made some dumb moves over the past five years, but he is not a dumb man. He knows that the key for his rebuilding project is whether or not he can deal Hamilton. And he knows that a sulking, slumping, upset Hamilton will be nearly impossible to unload given his large salary.

In my opinion Dumars likely expressed this to Hamilton, telling him to embrace his role, and in return, Dumars will boost Hamilton's options.

From a logical standpoint, it behooves Hamilton to embrace a super sub role for Detroit. He can prove that he still has it and either force ...

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