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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.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Giving Thanks to the Cubs

In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, and Tony Andracki discuss what they're most thankful for relating to the Cubs (1:00), with responses ranging from the upgrades at Wrigley Field to the hiring of Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.

Then, in a nod to Black Friday, our panel debates the best deals the Cubs have ever made (7:10), including trades for Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Jake Arrieta and more. Plus, Kap tells us how Harry Caray came to be the Cubs announcer after many years with the White Sox (15:00).

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: