Hinrich a game-time decision for Bulls' preseason finale

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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.

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

Former Bulls center Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA's anti-drug policy

The NBA announced Saturday that it has suspended former Bulls and current Knicks center Joakim Noah for 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.

He tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement called selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033, which is prohibited under the current collective bargaining agreement but would not have been under the new CBA starting next year, according to ESPN's Marc Spears.

It was announced in February that Noah would miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. His suspension will carry over into the 2017-18 campaign with only 10 games left this year.

Noah averaged 5.0 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game in 46 games in his first of a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Pittsburgh QB Nathan Peterman

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh

6'2" | 226 lbs.

2016 stats:

2,885 YDS, 60.5 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 163.4 QBR | 72 CAR, 286 YDS, 3 TD

Projection:

Third/Fourth Round

Scouting Report:

"Peterman's experience in a pro-style passing attack gives him a head start headed into the league. His physical attributes are just average, but his accuracy, composure and anticipation are what sets him apart from some of the more physically gifted quarterbacks in this year's draft. Peterman's tape is sure to catch the eye of at least a few teams in need of a quarterback and he should come off the board by day two with a chance to become a solid starting quarterback in the future." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Video analysis provided by Rotoworld and NBC Sports NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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