The NBA is ready to roll and the Bulls preseason, as short as it will be, begins Friday against the Indiana Pacers. Fans are anxiously waiting the debut of new acquisition Rip Hamilton but for now, they'll have to wait a little bit longer.

According to a tweet by CSNChicago.com's Aggrey Sam, Ronnie Brewer will start for the Bulls Friday.

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Aggrey Sam Thibs: Ronnie will start at 2 tonight
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"Ronnie is starting (Friday), but I also want to see Ronnie with the second unit some," coach Tom Thibodeau told the Chicago Tribune. "That group played extremely well. We want to look at some different combinations."

Brewer contributed to what became known as the "Bench Mob" along side C.J. Watson, Kyle Korver, Omer Asik and Taj Gibson last season but has been pushing to earn that starting role.

He told the Tribune last week, "I feel like Thibs can feel confident wherever he puts me in the game. Whatever we've got to do to win, I'm all about that. But me as a player, I've got to do everything I possibly can to put myself in a situation where I can go out there and contribute."

What do you think of Thibodeau's decision to start Brewer Friday? Do you think he'll earn the No. 1 spot or are you just ready to see Hamilton hit the court?