Hinrich improving, hopes to play in Monday's game

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Hinrich improving, hopes to play in Monday's game

Kirk Hinrich will travel to Memphis with the Bulls after their practice Sunday afternoon at the Berto Center and hopes to play in their game Monday night against the Grizzlies, he told CSNChicago.com following the Bulls Saturday night win over the Nets at the United Center.

I hope to play Monday, for sure, Hinrich, who has missed two consecutive games with a bruised left knee, told CSNChicago.com. I dont anticipate it being too much longer. All signs are its improving and Im just anxious to get back out there. Were playing really well right now.

The knees been my main issue, continued the point guard, who has had five separate ailmentsinjuries to his thumb, groin, hip and elbow, in addition to his latest setbacksince the preseason began. I saw the doctor, did some stuff to really help with me getting treatment. Just hope to be ready to go.

Hinrich attempted to participate in Saturday mornings walk-through, but was ruled out of the evenings contest.

The veteran praised rookie Marquis Teague, who has received significant playing time in his recent absence, for his poised play.

Hes doing a great job. Hes very talented, Hinrich said. Hes doing a good job of just being solid and making good plays. Hes defending very well.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 1