Bulls center Joakim Noah (groin) and guard Kirk Hinrich (concussion) will not play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and their availability for Tuesday's regular season opener in Miami appears to be in doubt.
All-Star center Joakim Noah has been shut down for a week by Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau as the All-Star center rehabs a strained groin. Noah played 20 minutes in his first preseason game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons.
Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich missed Sunday night's game against the Indiana Pacers because of a sore right foot. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau isn't clear on exactly when the injury, Hinrich's seventh different one of the season, occurred.