Brooks (hamstring) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Brooks' hamstring has reportedly shown improvement in recent days, but he was still unable to practice Sunday, which resulted in the Bulls making the quick decision to rule him out. Coach Fred Hoiberg previously said a few days ago that Brooks would be out for the "next couple games," so expecting him back in time for Friday's tilt against the Pacers may prove to be overly optimistic.
Brooks (hamstring) will not play against the Warriors on Friday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Brooks was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Suns during the third quarter due to a left hamstring strain. Considering that Derrick Rose is questionable to play Friday with a sprained ankle, E'Twaun Moore and Kirk Hinrich could be forced to play heavy minutes.
Brooks (hamstring) appears doubtful to play Friday against the Warriors, Sam Smith of Bulls.com reports. A left hamstring strain forced Brooks to exit in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Suns, and though the Bulls haven't offered word on the extent of his injury, early indications are that it appears significant enough to shelve him for at least one game. If that's the case, the Bulls could be forced to hand heavy minutes to Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore at the point guard spot, as starter Derrick Rose (ankle) is also uncertain to play Friday.
Brooks (coach's decision) didn't play in Monday's 96-95 win over the Pacers. It appears the return of Kirk Hinrich (toe) could cost Brooks a regular spot in the Bulls' rotation. Brooks saw just six minutes in Hinrich's first game back Friday against the Hornets, then dropped out of the rotation entirely Monday night. The Bulls did lose starting point guard Derrick Rose late in Monday's game to a left ankle sprain, so it's possible that Brooks could regain a bench role for the team's next game Wednesday in Phoenix. However, unless Rose's injury proves to be a long-term issue, it looks like Brooks will continue to play behind Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore.
Brooks contributed 10 points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, and four assists over 19 minutes off the bench in Monday's win over the 76ers. Brooks feasted on playing against one of the NBA's worst rosters, churning out excellent all-around production despite not cracking the 20-minute mark. He continues to battle E'Twaun Moore for floor time behind Derrick Rose, but with Mike Dunleavy and Kirk Hinrich both out of the mix due to injuries, both healthy players should continue to approach 20 minutes on most occasions.
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