Richard Hamilton taking a buyout to join the Celtics is realistic, says Marc Spears

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports appeared on The Dale and Holley show on WEEI today, and he discussed the possibility of Richard Hamilton taking a buyout (hat tip: Brian Robb of Celtics Hub). The discussion turns to Hamilton at the 8:20 mark:

This is the one guy I think to keep an eye on obviously is Rip, Rip Hamilton. The Celtics definitely want him.

Is he going to get bought out? That situation, from everything I’m hearing in Detroit, they’ve got to find some kind of solution to that. I can’t see them keeping RIp. The problem is, his contract has another two years after this year. But it’s beyond fixing. The player* and Rip do not see eye-to-eye. It’s just gone too far.

I think the franchise knows that they have to move on, and there’s been talk about Rip being open to giving back some money, just so he can get out of there.

Maybe for him, if he can somehow get out of that situation, go to Boston, come off the bench, kind of revive his career, that might help his longevity in the league long term.

It’s certainly a financial hit.

*Pretty sure Spears meant “coach,” not “player.”

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