Richard Hamilton scored 16 points in the Bulls' 114-101 victory over the Clippers Friday night. But while he may not be completely comfortable with his teammates, one thing's for sure; He's happy to be in sweet home Chicago. "I love it because that's what it's supposed to be," Hamilton said about title expectations in the Windy City, according to ProBasketballTalk. "When I was in Detroit, my first seven or eight years, we won every night. It was all about winning. To get the opportunity to get back in that groove, that's home for me."And what better home than Chicago? Hamilton gets to share the court with Derrick Rose, who even on the road has fans chanting "MVP." Hamilton may not be as efficient as he was five years ago but he's quickly getting his groove back with his new teammates. "I think guys are learning my game," he said. "I'm learning theirs." It's still early, but are you happy with Hamilton's play so far? Is he on target with the Bulls becoming a playoff contender and his title expectations?
Lauri Markkanen continues to impress.
The 20-year-old rookie had a career-high 26 points in the Bulls' 113-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. He also picked up 13 rebounds.
After the game, in which the Bulls fell to 3-11 on the season, coach Fred Hoiberg had high praise for the Finnish.
"I thought Lauri was phenomenal," Hoiberg said. "But when he is open, we gotta get him the ball. When he's got it rolling like he did tonight, guys were switching and we had him a couple of times with the point guard buried in his back and we didn't get him the ball."
Watch what Hoiberg had to say about the Bulls' tight loss in the video above.
The Bulls have a busy week ahead of them.
It will kick off on Tuesday when Fred Hoiberg & Co. take on Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in Los Angeles.
After that, the Bulls will head to Utah and face the Jazz on Wednesday, followed by the defending champ Golden State Warriors on Friday. Both games — against the Jazz and Warriors — will be on NBC Sports Chicago, and streaming live on the NBC Sports app.
See what Mark Schanowski, Vincent Goodwill, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue had to say about the upcoming week in the latest Honda Road Ahead.