The Chicago Bulls' point guard situation has become rather dire this past week, as Kirk Hinrich, who was supposed to keep things steady while Derrick Rose recovers from a torn ACL, injured his groin on Tuesday. SB Nation's Bulls blog, Blog a Bull, has more on Hinrich's status for the team's preseason finale on Friday against the Pacers in South Bend, Ind.
As KC alludes to there [towards Thibodeau giving vague injury assessments], this already harkens back to last season's nonsense with the injury updates to Rose and other Bulls. Thibs doesn't like to give out state secrets, because he's a coach and coaches are insane people. KC did provide the only actual reporting I could find [that few seem to think Hinrich will miss the season opener].
There doesn't seem to be a lot of concern that Hinrich will miss much time, but a groin injury can nag a player for sometimes entire seasons, and that's something Bulls can't really afford. The backup point guard is Nate Robinson. The best case scenario for Rose's return is after the All-Star break, but most seem to think it will be a few weeks after that.
The Bulls open the regular season against their regular season against the Sacramento Kings on Wed, Oct. 31, at the United Center.