Once again Rip Hamilton finds himself atop the Eastern Conference standings, but this time it's with the Chicago Bulls instead of the Pistons.

Having rebounded from a sprained right shoulder injury, a sore left groin and a sore right groin, the 34-year-old shooting guard is rounding himself into shape for a playoff run with the Bulls after playing in just 22 of the Bulls' 60 games as his teammates have compiled the best record in the NBA.

Hamilton, who spent nine seasons with the Pistons, had 20 points Tuesday against New York and seven Thursday against Miami.