Coach Tom Thibodeau insists the Bulls are good enough to win without Richard Hamilton. But win what? With everything else in place — the Bulls have the best record in the NBA (32-8) and a healthy Derrick Rose and play 16 of their last 26 regular-season games at home — Hamilton's latest injury puts the focus on general manager Gar Forman. If Hamilton can't be counted on, do the Bulls need to make a trade before the March 15 deadline? Don't hold your breath. Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson, Forman and Thibodeau like their team with or without Hamilton, who according to the Bulls is ''day-to-day'' with a mild sprain of his right shoulder. And it's hard to blame them. Hamilton's injury, suffered in the victory Monday against the Indiana Pacers, actually bumps the Bulls into their most productive starting lineup.
With Richard Hamilton hurt again, do Bulls have to make a deal?
Chicago Sun-Times | Mar 7