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Bulls Vs. Suns: Richard Hamilton Back In Chicago's Lineup

The Chicago Bulls will be without Derrick Rose against the Phoenix Suns, but the team did receive some good news on Tuesday.

It will be Hamilton's first game action since Jan. 4 and just his second appearance in January; he missed eight straight games prior to Tuesday with a nagging groin injury. His return is more important with Rose out of the mix, as the Bulls could really use a scoring boost from the guard position.

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Hamilton is averaging 12.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game so far this season.

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