Hamilton likely to debut Tuesday


Hamilton likely to debut Tuesday

Coming off a 95-86 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers Friday, the Chicago Bulls may be ready to unleash their latest acquisition, Richard Hamilton.

Hamilton sat out Friday as Ronnie Brewer took center stage and started at shooting guard but according to the Chicago Tribune he may make his Chicago debut Tuesday vs. the Pacers at the United Center.

He practiced with the Bulls for the first time Thursday and took part in Friday morning's shootaround.

"Each day he'll do a little more," coach Tom Thibodeau told the Tribune. "But one day and a shootaround, I didn't feel comfortable with it."

Thiboduea did hint that it wouldn't be long before Hamilton found his groove with the Bulls, telling the Tribune, "He'll get up to speed pretty quickly. Friday, even with just one day of practice, he seemed a lot more comfortable. So I'm confident he'll move along."

The Bulls will play their second preseason game, hosting the Pacers at the United Center. You can catch the game live on Comcast SportsNet beginning with Bulls Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.

What do you expect from Hamilton? Do you think he'll mesh well with the Bulls?

Doug McDermott, Kyle Korver return to Creighton for NBA preseason game

Doug McDermott, Kyle Korver return to Creighton for NBA preseason game

Competing in Nebraska may have been foreign for most Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks players, but Doug McDermott and Kyle Korver were right at home. 

The veterans, who both starred at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., returned to their college stomping grounds for NBA preseason action Thursday night. Korver's Hawks got the best of McDermott's Bulls, 97-81, on Creighton's home floor.

Both had illustrious careers for the Blue Jays basketball squad. McDermott, who graduated in 2014, won the Wooden Award his senior season and is the all-time leading scorer. Korver, as you may have guessed, holds the school record for most three-pointers made. Fans at Thursday's game got a flashback from these glory days, as both logged significant minutes and put up offensive numbers. 

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McDermott didn't have his best shooting night, but knocked down two triples and finished with 16 points. Korver also scored 16, splashing in four from beyond the arc. 

Afterwards, McDermott thanked the Omaha faithful via Twitter. 


With the loss, the Bulls' preseason ends with a record of 3-4. They open regular season play on Oct. 27 against the Boston Celtics. 


Bulls drop preseason finale to Dwight Howard, Hawks

Bulls drop preseason finale to Dwight Howard, Hawks

OMAHA, Neb. — Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds in a 97-81 win over the Bulls.

Kyle Korver, who played at Creighton, also scored 16 points as Atlanta finished the preseason 5-2.

Jimmy Butler scored 16 points as Chicago wrapped up exhibition play at 3-4.

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HAWKS: Kent Bazemore had 15 points and nine rebounds. ... Korver made four 3-pointers.

BULLS: Doug McDermott, another former Creighton star playing in his college arena, scored 16 points but shot 5 for 15. ... Dwyane Wade (3 for 14) and Rajon Rondo (1 for 7) combined for just 11 points. Both had six assists.

UP NEXT: Atlanta (5-2) hosts Washington next Thursday in its season opener. Chicago (3-4) also opens Thursday against Boston.