CHICAGO, IL - MAY 26: Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls attempts a shot against Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bulls prepare for the NBA season, tuning up on Friday night against the Indiana Pacers.
Gametime: 6:00 PM CST, Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: ESPN 1000
The Chicago Bulls (0-0) begin the 2011-2012 NBA Preseason on Friday night, squaring off against the Indiana Pacers (0-0) in Indianapolis.
The Bulls finished the 2010-2011 season with an NBA-best 62-20 record, 25.0 games ahead of the Pacers. With most of their roster returning for the 2011-2012 campaign, the Bulls feature very few new faces in their lineup. However, they do have a new guard in Richard Hamilton.
With the Bulls having the affectionately-named "Rip" Hamilton under contract for less than two full days, it appears unlikely the former long-time member of the Detroit Pistons will be playing much or at all in Friday's contest. Hamilton brings with him not only a career 17.7 points per game rate, but also a possible final piece to an already impressive Bulls team.
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