Chicago Bulls Rumors: Keith Bogans May Be Cut After Richard Hamilton Signing

Kelly ScalettaFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2011

MIAMI, FL - MAY 24:  Keith Bogans #6 of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 24, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat won 101-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Keith Bogans started 82 games with the Chicago Bulls last year, one of only two to start every game, but he won't be suiting up with the Bulls at all this year according to the most recent reports

Shortly before Bogans was ready to start his first practice of the season, and not coincidentally within moments of the Pistons announcing they were waiving Richard Hamilton, Bogans was pulled and asked to sit out. 

The Bulls have an option on Bogans which they have until December 19, and they can trade him before that or opt to keep him at that time. 

According to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Bogans is "drawing interest from multiple teams.

Bogans only scored 4.4 points per game last year for the Bulls, but he was a valued defensive presence and a well-liked player on the team who provided veteran leadership. 

His best game of the year came when he sank five three-point shots against the Wizards, scored 17 points, added five boards as well as three assists in 28 minutes. Then again, that being his best game of the season highlights why the Bulls really need a change at starting shooting guard. 

While the Bulls are making the right move in letting him go, and most fans are glad he won't be in the starting lineup, there will be those disappointed to see him missing from the team entirely.