Chicago Bulls: Is Rip Hamilton’s Shoulder Injury a Blessing in Disguise?

March 13th, 2012 by James Davis Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls have played a total of 44 regular season games so far; of those 44 games, starting shooting guard Richard Hamilton has played in a measly 16 contests.

Chicago’s apparent answer to the scoring void at the shooting guard spot has been more than questionable when it comes to his durability.

A majority of the games Hamilton missed was due to a lingering groin pull; the more recent contests he has sat out are because of a bruised shoulder.

Bulls fans hoping to see a more dynamic, fluid offense this season have been very frustrated knowing that the catalyst for that offensive flow has spent more than half of his time watching instead of playing.

Despite the criticisms questioning Hamilton’s addition and the increasing speculation that Chicago should use the upcoming trade deadline as an excuse to replace him, there is a silver lining in this dark cloud.

The point has been made before, but it seems necessary to make it again: Hamilton was not brought in to help the Bulls improve their regular-season play.

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