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Richard Hamilton likely to sit for 'a while'

Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Richard Hamilton will sit for "a while" to heal an injured groin and leg. (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

Richard Hamilton was a pretty nice addition to the Bulls. But they would definitely like it more if he were playing. Hamilton has missed 12 of Chicago's 23 games this season because of a groin injury and right thigh bruise.

And he's likely to miss more, via the Chicago Tribune:
Hamilton admitted that he likely will sit for a while in an attempt to put the groin and right thigh bruise issues in his rearview mirror for good.

"It's frustrating, but I have to get healthy," Hamilton said.

It's the right move. Although Deng's situation will be a hovering story line all season because he has opted to try to avoid surgery, the ligament already is torn. And doctors have told him he can't make the injury worse by playing.
Hamilton said that he feels "like I'm playing on one leg sometimes." Which isn't the kind of Rip Hamilton the Bulls have in mind playing next to Derrick Rose. They want the guy running off screens, defending good 2-guards and providing an extra scoring punch in the Chicago backcourt.

They don't really need him in January and February. When they need Hamilton is in April and May, and possibly June. So if that means missing a couple games right now, then so be it. The Bulls want Hamilton healthy and ready to go for the postseason. Chicago should be just fine without him in the near future.
Comments

Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:00 am
 

Richard Hamilton likely to sit for 'a while'

the guy has twilight in his name? we'll see come playoff time, d rose is gonna eat up the lack of heat guards



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:51 am
 

Richard Hamilton likely to sit for 'a while'

FAR superior team Zonet? Wow, you really are up LeFlop's butt aren't you? If I recall, aren't the Bulls in 1st place over that "FAR" superior team of yours?....Hmmmm 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:53 pm
 

Richard Hamilton likely to sit for 'a while'

The attempt to hang with the far superior Heat will cost them a lot more than just the one defeat.


Pretty huge leap you made there, The game came down to wire. It could've easily gone the other way. Did you actually watch the game? If you did, I might suggest you visit an eye doctor.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:55 pm
 

Richard Hamilton likely to sit for 'a while'

"Far superior".  Good one, zonet.   The Heat blew out the Bulls by two points on their home court because of a missed layup at the end, and the Bulls were missing two of their starters.  Obviously a far superior team.



Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:34 pm
 

Richard Hamilton likely to sit for 'a while'

The attempt to hang with the far superior Heat will cost them a lot more than just the one defeat.


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