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Hinrich suffers elbow injury in Bulls' win

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Hinrich suffers elbow injury in Bulls' win

Already missing starting shooting guard Rip Hamilton due to a torn left plantar fascia, let alone superstar Derrick Rose, the Bulls backcourt took another hit in Saturday night's 93-85 home win over the East-leading Knicks.

Current starting point guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a left-elbow injury and didn't play in the second half of the victory, though the team listed his return as questionable.

According to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, Hinrich suffered the injury sometime in the first half of the contest, though he wouldn't specify when exactly and was evasive when pressed for details.

"He tweaked his elbow," said Thibodeau, who noted that Hinrich's status was "day-to-day"

The Bulls are off Sunday and practice Monday before hosting the Clippers and playing at Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

In Hinrich's absence, backup point guard Nate Robinson scored 14 points and dished out eight assists, while rookie Marquis Teague made a brief fourth-quarter appearance.

Podcast: Albert Almora Jr. dishes on his role and the Cubs’ unsung hero that keeps things loose behind the scenes

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Podcast: Albert Almora Jr. dishes on his role and the Cubs’ unsung hero that keeps things loose behind the scenes

Albert Almora Jr. joins Kelly Crull on the Cubs Talk Podcast to weigh in on a variety of topics, including his budding bromance with rumored Cubs target Manny Machado, his expanded role and how he spends his time off away from the ballpark.

Plus, Almora has a surprise pick for the organization’s unsung hero, stating the Cubs would’ve never won the World Series without this guy.

Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here:

Bulls Talk Podcast: How NBA Draft combine impacted mock drafts

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Bulls Talk Podcast: How NBA Draft combine impacted mock drafts

On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill discuss the NBA Draft and what happened at the NBA combine that shifted most experts mock drafts.

Kendall also explains why a "promise" to draft a player isn’t guaranteed. He also shares his experience on getting drafted by the Hornets and why he initially felt they were the wrong team for him.

North Carolina "News and Observer" Duke basketball beat writer Jonathan Alexander gives us his opinion on Wendell Carter and the other Duke draft prospects including why he thinks Carter will be a future all-star. Also includes an interview with Carter from the draft combine.

Listen to the full Bulls Talk Podcast right here: