Rip Hamilton has officially cleared waivers, an NBA source has confirmed, and is officially a free agent.
That said, the former Pistons standout is not expected at the Berto Center on Wednesday. He is expected to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Bulls perhaps as early as Thursday, although he tweeted Tuesday that he will choose between three teams.
"I haven't heard of any," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after the first of two practices at the Berto Center on Wednesday when asked if there had been any new additions. "I haven't seen my GM."
Later, when general manager Gar Forman was asked if there was any pending news, he shook his head --- "no."
When asked how Hamilton could help the Bulls assuming the signing occurs, Thibodeau said: "Until he gets here, we're not even going to talk about it."
Hamilton joining the team doesn't change the fact that Ronnie Brewer has been having a great camp, according to center Joakim Noah.
"As players we can't really control what they're doing upstairs," Noah said. "If he comes he would be a great addition to our team and he's obviously a heck of a player. But Ronnie has been having a great camp right now and guys have been playing really well. So we're just focused on what we're doing right now."