Bulls waive Hunter, will sign Richard

Updated: March 2, 2010, 4:21 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Chicago Bulls will sign Chris Richard for the rest of the season.

Richard, a second-year center from Florida, appeared in five games last month for the Bulls, averaging 2.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.

"We're going to bring Chris Richard back and bring another big guy back, hopefully [Wednesday]," Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro said after practice Tuesday. "But we need our guys to get healthy. One guy's not going to control the glass for us. I think it's going to help. Chris did a good job when he was here. He knows what we're doing. He's a good kid. So we'll get him back in here [Wednesday]."

In order to make room on the roster for Richard, the Bulls will have to waive veteran point guard Lindsey Hunter.

Hunter has served as a glorified assistant coach and mentor all season and is expected to stay with the team in some capacity, according to Del Negro.

Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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