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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 2 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 2 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.

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Hinrich started for Derrick Rose (hamstring) and provided 15 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and seven assists in 32 minutes in the loss to the Pacers on Saturday.

Hinrich has struggled from the field in November. He came into the game hitting just 26.1 percent of his field goals in his previous seven games. He is capable of decent numbers when he starts for Rose, but should only be considered in deeper leagues.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 8 Days

Hinrich will start at point guard Saturday, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports.

Johnson says the Bulls will be careful with Hinrich's minutes, so Aaron Brooks will also serve as a solid option in daily leagues off the bench with Derrick Rose (hamstring) sidelined.

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Hinrich scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter of the overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Friday. He finished with 20 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in 34 minutes.

Hinrich, who looked very spry, did miss a long jumper in regulation after his eight-point binge that could have won the game for the Bulls. He received extra playing time because Derrick Rose sat out after the third quarter with a sprained ankle. Hinrich will continue to start in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb) and provide points and 3-pointers.

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Hinrich scored 12 points on Wednesday (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in place of Jimmy Butler, who is missing 2-4 weeks with a thumb injury.

Hinrich and rookie Doug McDermott split time at shooting guard without Butler on opening night for the Bulls against the Knicks. Outside of his scoring, Hinrich did little statistically, pulling down just one rebound and failing to record a single assist. As long as Butler is out, though, Hinrich is the favorite to start at shooting guard.

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Hinrich scored 14 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with one rebound and three assists in 31 minutes Friday against Minnesota.

Hinrich started in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb) and might start the first game of the regular season if Butler can't play. Hinrich is a valuable player for the Bulls, but he doesn't hold significant fantasy value.

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Hinrich scored two points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) to go along with four assists and one steal in 16 minutes Monday against the Cavaliers.

Hinrich started in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb), but wasn't able to contribute much as he didn't see a lot of playing time. He may get the occasional start this season in place of an injured starter and could have the occasional offensive explosion as well, but he won't be a major contributor on a nightly basis.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 1 Month

Hinrich scored seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes Saturday against the Bucks.

Hinrich is a solid veteran presence and an excellent leader for the Bulls second unit, but he's not likely to have significant fantasy value this season as the Bulls have a much deeper roster than last year.