Richard Hamilton Back in Bulls Rotation
Disputing his coach’s assertion that he is struggling with an injury while wondering aloud about his role, Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton walked that fine line Monday night.
He didn’t want to question coach Tom Thibodeau’s authority after the Bulls lost 88-65 to the Miami Heat to fall behind 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals, but at the same time the veteran with 5,000 playoff minutes figured all that experience would have given him a chance to play more.
“A lot of stuff in life you don’t understand,” Hamilton said. “This is what I was brought here for. To not be able to play and help my teammates, it’s hard, it’s rough. But I try to stay positive. I don’t try to rock the boat. I just try be positive with them and let [teammates] know what they need to do out there and things like that. Tonight I got lucky. I got to go out there and play.”