Their impressive 40-11 start to the season has been based on a complete team effort and tremendous work defensively.
That will continue with whoever is on the floor right now for the Bulls, so it makes perfect sense that Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau will keep resting Hamilton right now until he's more then 100 percent sure that the shooting guard is completely healthy and is at no risk of missing any further action.
Hamilton has missed 34 of the Bulls' 51 games so far this season and there's no need to rush him back right now, even though Thibodeau told Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune that Hamilton is very close to returning to action.
While there is no doubting that Hamilton's return will be a big plus for the Bulls, the smart thing would be to give both he and Rose a little additional time until they are absolutely sure they are both ready to go.
A few extra days could be big, especially in the case of Hamilton.
The last thing the Bulls need right now is for either guy to re-aggravate something and end up right back where they are now.
A few days additional rest may be exactly what the doctor ordered.