Hinrich misses Friday's Bulls practice with bruised left knee

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Hinrich misses Friday's Bulls practice with bruised left knee

DEERFIELD, ILL.Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich was diagnosed with a bruised left knee after undergoing an MRI, according to Tom Thibodeau.

After the teams practice Friday at the Berto Center, the Bulls head coach said Hinrich, who didnt participate in the session was day-to-day, but could still play in Saturdays home game against the Brooklyn Nets.

He could play Saturday, Thibodeau said. Hes a lot better today.

Hinrich injured his knee at some point during the Bulls home loss Tuesday to the Clippers. The veteran sat out of Wednesdays road win at Philadelphia and wasnt available for comment after that game or Fridays practice, the teams first media availability since the aftermath of the victory over the 76ers.

Hinrich wouldnt commit to who would start against Brooklyn. Backup point guard Nate Robinson has started during Hinrichs various injury-related absences this season, but after 19-year-old rookie Marquis Teague played well in Philadelphia and closed out the narrow win.

Thibodeau would only say, Possibly, when asked if Robinson would start Saturdays contest and then stated, He could be, in response to a question about whether Teague was under consideration as a starter.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Will more dominoes fall after Adam Eaton trade?

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Will more dominoes fall after Adam Eaton trade?

In the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, CSN's Chuck Garfien goes 1-on-1 with White Sox GM Rick Hahn following the trade of Adam Eaton to the Nationals, which brought more top prospects to the South Side. Will more dominoes fall as the Sox go into a full rebuild?

Hahn says they expect to compete for championships within five years! Chuck also chats with new manager Rick Renteria, who tells us what he hopes to get out of his club in 2017 and beyond.

Plus, Insider Dan Hayes and Siera Santos join the crew to breakdown the timeline of getting some of these new pieces to the major leagues.

Check out the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast here:

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