Hinrich a game-time decision for Bulls' preseason finale


Hinrich a game-time decision for Bulls' preseason finale

DEERFIELD, ILL.Bulls starting point guard Kirk Hinrich wasnt a full participant in the teams Thursday-afternoon practice at the Berto Center, two days after suffering a strained right groin in Tuesdays home win over Oklahoma City.

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said the veteran, who rode a stationary bike and did some shooting drills, is a game-time decision for the teams final preseason game, Friday evening against Indiana on the campus of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Hinrich is a little better, but didnt do much today. Spot shooting for him, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, who noted that the veteran also rode a stationary bike for conditioning purposes, said. Well see.

Hinrich was unavailable to the media for comment.

If Hinrich is unable to suit up against the Pacers, its expected that backup point guard Nate Robinson will start in his place.

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

The Blackhawks made a minor league deal on Saturday, announcing the acquisition of forward Michael Latta from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling.

Latta, 25, has two goals and four assists in 29 games this season with the Ontario (Calif.) Reign of the American Hockey League.

He has four goals and 13 assists in 113 career games in the National Hockey League, all with the Washington Capitals from 2013-16.

Latta, who was a third-round pick (No. 72 overall) by the Nashville Predators in 2009, will report to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. He carries a $600,000 cap hit, and is a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Schilling ranked second among defensemen on the IceHogs with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 40 games, and had a minus-3 rating. The 28-year-old blue liner signed a two-year contract worth $575,000 per season with the Blackhawks in July 2015.

Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso


Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso

Horizon League basketball returns to CSN on Sunday as UIC travels to Valparaiso. This game tips at 2:00 p.m. live on CSN.

The Flames (11-8, 4-2) have won three straight games and have played pretty good ball after the loss of Dikembe Dixson to a torn ACL. Junior big man Tai Odiase, a Homewood-Flossmoor graduate, is playing well along with former St. Rita product Dominique Matthews.

Valparaiso (15-4, 5-1) is hoping to maintain its conference lead behind senior All-American candidate Alec Peters. The 6-foot-9 senior is averaging 23.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game on the season.

The Crusaders won the first time these two teams played at UIC on Dec. 30 as Tevonn Walker had 23 points.