Ben Wallace didn't have the greatest experience in Chicago, but that didn't stop him from encouraging teammate Rip Hamilton to join his former team.

The one-time Bulls and longtime Detroit Pistons center spoke favorably about the Bulls before Hamilton signed a free-agent contract before the season.

''When I was there, they took good care of me, and I was pretty sure they would do the same for him,'' Wallace said. ''I told him that would be a nice spot for him and a nice fit. They have a point guard in Derrick Rose that demands a lot of attention and [will] allow him to run around and do what he [does].''