Hamilton won't play in opener


Hamilton won't play in opener

INDIANAPOLIS--Although new Bulls acquisition Richard Hamilton will be allowed to wear his trademark headband--team general manager Gar Forman said the organization will make an "exception" to its long-standing rule because Hamilton needs the accessory to keep sweat out of his face when paired with his protective mask--the veteran shooting guard won't need it Friday night. That's because he won't play in the Bulls' preseason opener against the Pacers.

"One day and a shootaround, I didn't feel comfortable with it," said Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. "He'll get up to speed pretty quickly. Today, even with just one day of practice, he seemed a lot more comfortable, so I'm confident that he'll move along."

Hamilton agreed with the decision.

"Thursday was my first practice, getting in tune with everybody, learning the system offensively and defensively, schemes and stuff like that," said Hamilton. "I just want to be fully prepared and he thought so, too, that I should be fully prepared before I go on the floor."

"It's a lot of information I'm trying to learn in short window of time," he continued, before speculating on whether he'd play in next week's preseason finale, at the United Center, in a rematch against the Pacers. "We'll see. We'll play it by ear, day by day and hopefully I can learn more."

Thibodeau also commented on the Bulls' decision to waive the man Hamilton will potentially replace--returnee Ronnie Brewer will start Friday's game--Keith Bogans.

"We have a great appreciation for what he did. I thought he had an unbelievable year for us last year," said Thibodeau. "He filled his role great, played great defense each and every night, knocked down open threes, he's the consummate professional and we wish him well."

In another expected team transaction, the Bulls also waived veteran guard and Chicago native Jannero Pargo.

See how one fan completed the ultimate Chicago sports scavenger hunt


See how one fan completed the ultimate Chicago sports scavenger hunt

For one day at least, Marc-Louis Paprzyca is Chicago's greatest sports fan.

Paprzyca - known on Twitter as MLP or Pappy_Hour - completed the ultimate Chicago sports scavenger hunt Wednesday to honor Natinoal Scavenger Hunt Day, needing only three hours to accomplish the feat:

He got started early on the South Side:

Then on to The Bean:

Da Bearsss were the next stop:

Next, the North Side:

And the best for last:

What's amazing is how MLP was able to don different Chicago sports attire for every single challenge. He even donned Jordan 11s β€” the ones MJ wore during the 1996 NBA Playoffs β€” outside the United Center.

MLP β€” a blogger for Sports Mockery and three-time winner of Beer Money β€” won a pair of tickets to attend either a Cubs or Sox game.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Will Celtics trade for Jimmy Butler?


Bulls Talk Podcast: Will Celtics trade for Jimmy Butler?

On the latest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Kevin Anderson, Vincent Goodwill and Kendall Gill welcome in SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell to discuss the Celtics' motivation to trade for Jimmy Butler. 

The guys also break down whether the league is undervaluing the Bulls All-Star. 

Later, they debate the contant Lebron James vs. Michael Jordan comparison and ask if it's fair after the King's poor showing in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. O'Donnell also analyzes the NBA Draft. He believes Terrance Ferguson is the right pick for GarPax. 

Finally, a behind the scenes look at Goodwill vs. Kendall on the court, and Kendall on the right way to parent a young athlete. 

Listen to the Bulls Talk Podcast below.