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Kirk Hinrich injury update: Bulls guard will be game-time decision on Friday

Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason game on Friday against the Indiana Pacers with a groin injury.

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Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich will be a game-time decision for the team's preseason finale against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, as Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. The veteran has been dealing with a groin injury, but coach Tom Thibodeau says that Hinrich is feeling better of late.

On Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Hinrich strained his left groin and sat out a good portion of the game. The Bulls still pulled off a five-point win with Nate Robinson as the primary point guard, but Hinrich is expected to be the team's starter at the position going into this season.

Over his first five preseason games with Chicago this year, Hinrich has averaged 9.4 points per game on 42 percent shooting, 5.6 assists per game and 1.8 rebounds per game. His counterpart at point guard, Robinson, has averaged 10.8 points per game and 4.0 assists per game, but he's shooting a miserable 32 percent from the field.