In the wake of the Bulls' loss to the Miami Heat in five games in the Eastern Conference finals, there were understandable questions about how they would improve production at the 2-guard spot.

This summer, it would have been difficult to imagine the answer was sitting on the bench.

The signing of Rip Hamilton dominated talks at the Berto Center during a condensed training camp, but no sooner than the Bulls acquired the veteran shooting guard, he injured his groin, causing him to miss nine of the Bulls' 14 games.

In stepped Ronnie Brewer, who was shooting 58.3 percent from three-point range and 51.9 percent from the field before Saturday's victory against the Raptors.