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Richard Hamilton is a confident player, and it shows in his play.
Whether it's dribbling on a fast break, setting a hard screen, playing off the ball or shooting, Hamilton has a swagger about him.
He doesn't care if the Bulls are winning or losing, or if he is having a good or bad night, he calmly only cares about the current play and how he could help his team in the present.
This confidence also helps the Bulls energy, as they score more points a game with him on the court.
Derrick Rose also plays with more confidence, scoring 22.5 points and 7.6 assists on just 17 shots a game.
The confidence Hamilton gives the Bulls will be invaluable come playoff time, but Rip needs to be on the court for that to happen.
Bob Bajek is a featured columnist for the Chicago Bulls. He is also a freelance reporter and can be followed on Patch.com and Twitter.