Kirk Hinrich dealing with elbow issue
The Bulls will be short-handed again tonight against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena, with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Kirk Hinrich out.
Hinrich will be out at least a week after having his injured elbow ''cleaned out'' Friday in Chicago. He is not with the team. Noah is with the team but was in street clothes and did not participate in the Bulls' pre-game warm up. Boozer received treatment for his sore hamstring and warmed up lightly before the game but did not start.
The injury situation puts the Bulls in a tough spot against the Hawks (26-19). The Bulls are coming off an 93-89 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in New York on Friday night, with Taj Gibson (48 minutes), Luol Deng (47:56), Nate Robinson (41) and Jimmy Butler (40) playing 40 minutes or more.
-- Chicago Sun-Times