HoopsHype Kirk Hinrich rumors

December 1, 2013 Updates

Asked if Hinrich can handle an increased role, coach Tom Thibodeau was non-committal. "We'll see what he can handle," Thibodeau said. "He looks good right now. He has to continue to work." Thibodeau left no doubt on how he feels Hinrich has played thus far this season. "Very well," he said — twice. "I thought he had a great training camp. The value of having a guy like Kirk is he can start, he can come off the bench, he can play the point, he can play (shooting guard). He's very versatile. Chicago Tribune

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Coach Tom Thibodeau answered injury questions about his team like he usually does: as vaguely as possible. What he said Monday was that center Joakim Noah (groin) and guard Kirk Hinrich (concussion, shoulder) were full participants in practice for the second consecutive day. But he was noncommittal when asked if they would play in the season opener Tuesday against the Heat in Miami. ‘‘We’ll see,’’ Thibodeau said. Chicago Sun-Times

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According to Bulls GM Gar Forman, Derrick Rose has been working out at the Berto Center almost daily, and he hasn’t been alone. “Really everything has been positive,’’ Forman said of the health problems that crushed the Bulls most of the season. “Joakim (plantar fasciitis) is feeling a lot better, Derrick (left knee) continues to – you know he’s in here, he’s working every day – continues to feel good and making progress. Luol (complications from a spinal tap) is feeling better, and Kirk (calf) has been in here pretty much every day working out, so I think we’re headed in the right direction there.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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For the second straight day, Thibodeau wouldn’t comment on the $35,000 fine he received from the NBA for criticizing officials following Game 3. The Bulls will be without Hinrich, Deng and Derrick Rose but will return Nazr Mohammed, who won’t receive any further league discipline after getting ejected from Game 3 for shoving LeBron James. Chicago Tribune

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