Richard Hamilton to return vs. Toronto
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had a surprise injury update before Tuesday's game against Toronto -- Richard Hamilton is expected to see his first action since Feb. 26.
Hamilton has been out with a sore back and seemed to completely disappear from view for a while. But he was visible again at practice in recent days and looked relatively healthy shooting around at the Berto Center on Monday.
As recently as last week, Thibodeau said Hamilton wasn't all that close to returning.
"Now he’s been running for a while, he’s been shooting for a while and now, he’s been doing everything in practice, so the next step is to play," Thibodeau said. "We’ll see where he is."
Hamilton is averaging 10.2 points on the season. He's missed 31 games total with the back injury and a torn plantar fascia.