Bulls' missing piece fits well

CHICAGO -- With the exception of public address announcer Tommy Edwards' formally announcing his name, over and over, as "Richard Rip Hamilton," I think we can say Rip Hamilton's transition from hated Bulls' rival to starting shooting guard/missing link was seamless.

"It was like there was no transition," Carlos Boozer said. "It fit like a glove."

Hamilton, going into his 13th season in the NBA, has played against the Glove (Gary Payton) and the Answer (Allen Iverson), and now we could steal both of those nicknames to describe his fit in with the Bulls, which return nearly the entire 62-win team from last season.

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