The Chicago Bulls may waive Nate Robinson and his non-guaranteed contract by Jan. 10 if Marquis Teague continues to play well in his extended minutes.
The development of Teague, presence of Kirk Hinrich and possible return of Derrick Rose could make Robinson expendable.
Sources said that Richard Hamilton has already been shopping in trade talks, which are expected to intensify before the February deadline.
The Bulls' current payroll of $73,548,450 stands $3,241,450 above the luxury tax threshold.
The Bulls have never paid the luxury tax despite being a high revenue team.