Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton has been diagnosed with plantar fascia, and the Bulls won’t specify a date for Rip’s return to the court. Per the Chicago Tribune: “The Bulls announced that Richard Hamilton’s MRI exam on Sunday revealed he tore the plantar fascia in his left foot. The release said the veteran shooting guard will return to play when his symptoms permit. When James Johnson suffered a partially torn plantar fascia as a Bull in 2010, he missed one game. Tearing the plantar fascia actually is better than suffering from plantar fasciitis. One treatment option for the painful latter condition actually is tearing the plantar fascia to begin healing. [...] Hamilton suffered the injury while making a jump pass late in the third quarter. He retreated to the locker room and, though listed as questionable to return, surprisingly iced Saturday’s victory over the 76ers with three free throws in the waning seconds. ‘(Athletic trainer) Fred (Tedeschi) told me we could use him if we needed him,’ coach Tom Thibodeau said. ‘I thought we needed him.’”