Rip Hamilton is optimistic about returning to the Chicago Bulls' lineup on Saturday against the Washington Wizards after sitting out the past 12 games because of a torn plantar fascia in his left foot.

"It's looking pretty good," Hamilton said following Friday's practice. "It's looking real good. We want to see how my body responds in the morning time and me and (coach Tom Thibodeau) are going to talk."

Hamilton, whose biggest obstacle for now has been putting weight on his foot, admitted his minutes could be limited upon his return.