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?
Mark Schanowski and Mark Strotman break down what the Bulls need to do to get back on track on this edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
A stellar win over the Grizzlies on Sunday has all but been forgotten, as the Bulls lost to the Mavericks on Tuesday. Now back under .500 for the fourth time this season, the Bulls will have to regroup as they prepare for a back-to-back against the Hawks and Kings.
See what else they had to say in this week's Bulls Road Ahead.
In the latest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Justin O'Neil assess what went wrong for the Bulls in their Tuesday-night loss to the Mavericks and wonder why the Bulls struggle against good teams but win against the league's top teams.
Also, the guys discuss whether the Bulls are over reliant on isolation plays for Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade in the fourth quarter. And, Robin Lopez says he might start taking 3-pointers. What does Kendall think about the new era of the stretch five?
Plus, Kendall shares which NBA city was the biggest road party scene, and the guys discuss the possible comeback of Ben Gordon.