One prominent NBA analyst, Dennis Scott, believes Richard Hamilton will be the key to the Bulls' playoff run.

Another, Jeff Van Gundy, thinks it's unrealistic to expect much from the oft-injured Hamilton the rest of the way.

"I hope I'm wrong," said Van Gundy, the ABC/ESPN analyst and former coach of the Knicks and Rockets. "But I find it difficult to believe he will be able to build the type of habits and conditioning necessary after basically being out the entire season.