Hinrich is questionable for Monday's game against the Spurs due to a hip injury, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Hinrich suffered the injury in Friday's game against the Pacers and it now puts his status for Monday up in the air. If Hinrich is unable to play, look for E'Twaun Moore to take the majority of the reps as the backup point guard, as Aaron Brooks (hamstring) has already been ruled out as well.
Hinrich is expected to return to a bench role Tuesday against the Trail Blazers with starting point guard Derrick Rose (ankle) slated to return for the Bulls. Hinrich has seen 24 and 34 minutes, respectively, while making two starts in place of Rose. Since Rose has been able to practice the previous two days without incident, it stands to reason that he'll see close to the 32 minutes per game he's been averaging on the season, likely leaving less than 20 minutes available for Hinrich. Since Hinrich typically doesn't provide much production on the offensive end to begin with, the reduced role certainly won't help him uphold much fantasy value.
Hinrich posted a season-high 17 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, an assist and a pair of steals over 34 minutes in Friday's 106-94 loss to the Warriors. With both Derrick Brooks (ankle) and Aaron Brooks (hamstring) sidelined, Hinrich received a second consecutive start and played a season high in minutes. The veteran guard was tasked with trying shadow Steph Curry the majority of the night and did a respectable job, although he accumulated six personal fouls in the process. Hinrich also displayed the offensive aggression that a matchup with Golden State typically requires of their opponents, putting up a season high 11 shots as well. With the 34-year-old now having posted consecutive double-digit scoring performances in his two starts, he figures to continue to hang on to the job until Rose or Brooks can return.
Hinrich scored 14 points (6-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt) and recorded six assists in 24 minutes in Wednesday's win over Phoenix. Hinrich missed seven of the first eight games this season with a toe injury but has seen increasing minutes in each of his first three games back. He played well in his first start of the season Wednesday and could start and get increased minutes once again if Derrick Rose (ankle) and Aaron Brooks (hamstring) are held out Friday.
Hinrich is expected to get the start Wednesday against Phoenix, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. With Derrick Rose (ankle) considered "extremely doubtful" for Wednesday's contest, coach Fred Hoiberg indicated at shootaround that Hinrich will likely step into the starting five in Rose's place. The veteran Hinrich missed seven of Chicago's first eight games while battling a toe injury, and he's played only 27 total minutes on the season.
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