Tom Thibodeau respects Rip Hamilton

Updated: December 13, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and power forward Carlos Boozer joined the chorus of those praising veteran sharpshooter Richard Hamilton, who is expected to sign with the Bulls on Wednesday after he clears waivers.

"He's been a talented player in the league for a long time," Thibodeau said after the first of two practices Tuesday. "He's been around. He's got great experience. I know when we played against him he was hard to guard."

Hamilton, 33, was waived ...

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