Slowly, Derrick Rose is starting to get more accustomed to Richard Hamilton.

The Bulls guard hasn't had ample opportunity to develop a rhythm with his new veteran teammate. Rose and Hamilton have missed a combined 63 games due to injury and have been in the starting lineup together just 17 times.

"Have I learned how to hit him in stride? Well, I'm getting to that," Rose said. "I've been out, shoot, 26 games. But I have been able to watch his tendency and where he wants the ball. The only thing I know is if I deliver the ball to him, it's got to be pretty hard."

There is another aspect of Hamilton's game Rose has grown to admire.

"Just watching Rip, he's a very good passer," Rose said. "Actually, he's a great passer. I didn't know that before. He's someone that can make the game easy."