Kirk Hinrich G CHI 20 Days

Hinrich continued to recover from bruised ribs, playing 27 minutes off the bench Friday against the Celtics, but attempting just one shot for three and making it.

Hinrich is good to go in all formats for owners, but the poor offensive production is concerning. He played some point guard with Derrick Rose limited to 28 minutes, and didn't fill up the box score elsewhere, finishing with just one assist, two steals and three rebounds.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 20 Days

Hinrich (ribs) is considered probable for Friday's game, despite already returning from his injury stint Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich was able to play 31 minutes off the bench Tuesday but is apparently dealing with some lingering soreness that poses a small threat of keeping him sidelined against the Celtics on Friday. His status will likely be officially announced after the team concludes morning shootaround.

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Hinrich (ribs) returned to action Tuesday after missing the Bulls' previous two games with bruised ribs. He put up 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), one rebound, eight assists, and one steal in 31 minutes off the bench.

Hinrich played big minutes because Derrick Rose was forced to leave Tuesday's game with hamstring tightness. In nine starts this season, Hinrich has averaged 11.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers in 30 minutes per game. Those numbers are good enough to use as a streaming option in 12-team leagues, but Hinrich simply isn't a prolific per-minute stats producer. Even with Rose sidelined, Hinrich is a borderline fantasy option in standard leagues.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 23 Days

Hinrich (ribs) is available for Tuesday's game, ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell reports.

Derrick Rose will also play, meaning Hinrich will have to come off the bench, but he should still see 20-plus minutes against the Nuggets.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 23 Days

Hinrich (ribs) is questionable to play Tuesday against the Nuggets, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Hinrich missed the previous two games with bruised ribs, but his condition has improved to the point that the team is listing him as questionable, rather than doubtful as was the case in advance of Monday's game. With Derrick Rose set to play his first back-to-back set of the season, Hinrich will likely come off the bench if he's cleared to play.

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Hinrich (ribs) has been ruled out for Monday's game in Utah, ESPN Chicago reports.

While Hinrich is out of commission as a result of bruised ribs, there's a growing belief that Derrick Rose (hamstring) will suit up. If Rose avoids a setback in his potential return, Hinrich would be relegated to bunch duty upon his next appearance, whenever that comes to pass.

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Hinrich (ribs) is doubtful to play Monday against the Jazz, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Hinrich is dealing with bruised ribs after taking a change on DeMarcus Cousins in Thursday's loss to the Kings. He sat out Friday in Portland and will likely remain out of action against the Jazz. With Derrick Rose (hamstring) perpetually questionable, Aaron Brooks could make another start at point guard.

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Hinrich has been diagnosed with bruised ribs, ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell reports.

It was originally thought that he had a sore chest after taking a charge from DeMarcus Cousins in Thursday's game, but Hinrich said he suffered the injury earlier in the game after taking a couple hard shots. He will sit out Friday, as he is still in significant pain, saying that it hurst to breathe. Consider him day-to-day, but don't be surprised if he misses further time. Aaron Brooks will get the start at point guard Friday with Derrick Rose also out.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 27 Days

Hinrich (chest) will not play in Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich suffered the injury in Thursday's game against the Sacramento Kings after taking a charge from DeMarcus Cousins in the fourth quarter. He won't play Friday and should be considered questionable for Monday's game against the Utah Jazz. He'll join both Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol as the Bulls' inactives. Aaron Brooks figures to get the start at point guard with both Rose and Hinrich sitting out.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 27 Days

Hinrich will be evaluated Friday for a chest contusion that he suffered during Thursday's game against the Kings, although initial X-rays came back negative, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich took a charge from DeMarcus Cousins in the fourth quarter and ultimately came away from the incident bruised and battered. The Bulls play the Trail Blazers on Friday and Hinrich should be considered questionable until his availability is determined.