Kirk Hinrich has a right thumb injury and will not play tonight when the Bulls host Milwaukee in their fourth preseason game. Nate Robinson is getting the start at point guard.
Coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t mention Hinrich’s injury when he spoke to the media at the United Center, so the extent of the thumb issue is unknown.
It’s possible Thibodeau wanted to get a longer look at Robinson, anyway. He’s shown some flashes of being a dynamic scorer in preseason, but is shooting just 23.3 percent from the field (7 for 30) in the first three games.
Richard Hamilton and Luol Deng are back in the starting lineup after sitting out Saturday’s loss at Minnesota. Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah are starting as usual.
Backup center Kyrylo Fesenko is sick and not at the arena.