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Last year, the Bulls had trouble at the 2-spot.
In the offseason, the Bulls filled the void by signing former All-Star guard Rip Hamilton. He brought immediate leadership and championship experience to the young Bulls team which helped them dominate the early part of the season.
In 26 games that Hamilton played this season, he averaged 12 points, three assists and 2.5 rebounds in 25 minutes of playing per game.
These numbers might be low compared to his nights in Detroit during the 2004 season, but the leadership he contributes and the fire within him matter most for his team. His numbers are a good complement to Rose's nightly output.
With a healthy and consistent Rip Hamilton, the Bulls may feature one of the most intimidating backcourts to enter the playoffs this year.