Injuries Becoming a Problem for Bulls
If only they were healthy, injured Bulls players might beat their healthy teammates in a game of five-on-five.
A team with Derrick Rose (knee) at point guard, Kirk Hinrich (elbow) at shooting guard, Marco Belinelli (ankle) at small forward, Carlos Boozer (hamstring) at power forward and Joakim Noah (foot) at center could win a lot of games.
The endless injuries make what the Bulls have accomplished more remarkable. Even veteran Rip Hamilton, who has seen much during his 13-year career, is impressed.
“You can get on a team and guys won’t pass to other guys the ball because whoever is making the most money is supposed to get all the shots and the rookies aren’t supposed to shoot,” Hamilton said. “They are just supposed to pass. Here, you’re only as good as your teammate. If your teammate is not playing well and struggling you’re going to be struggling. If your teammate is playing well you’re going to be playing well. As long as we stick with that good things will happen for us.”