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Pistons Buyout Rip Hamilton

In Free Agency on December 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Vincent Goodwill reports via Twitter

Source confirms: #Pistons buyout of Richard Hamilton in the neighborhood of $8 million. Which is why no Amnesty Clause. $11M in savings

Wow, that is a lot of money left on the table. Especially for a guy who was so reluctant to leave any behind last year and squashed his buyout because of it.

Rip must have a deal already lined up for the full MLE (or more) somewhere. I don’t think he accepts this buyout otherwise. Guessing it’s Chicago given how strongly he has been linked to them.

As for Detroit, it’s an excellent deal. They made substantial savings financially and moved a player on who they wanted to get rid of.

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