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Deng not with Bulls in Miami, don’t expect Hinrich to play either

May 15, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

Luol Deng AP

At this point it is the status quo, but we are passing along the news anyway.

Luol Deng is back in Chicago, not with the Bulls in Miami and he will not play in the win-or-go-home Game 5 for Chicago on Wednesday, coach Tom Thibodeau said, tweets Aggrey Sam of CNSChicago.com.

Kirk Hinrich is “most likely” out according to Thibodeau. We know in Chicago coach speak that means he’s not playing either.

Which is how it has been all series for the Bulls. Hinrich has a calf injury that has not healed quickly and Deng had complications with a spinal tap that caused him to lose 15 pounds and as of a couple days ago he was still throwing up every time he tried to workout.

Neither has played all series, where the shorthanded Bulls are down 3-1 and most likely get eliminated Wednesday night.

Then we can start asking: What will it take to keep the Bulls healthy for next playoffs? Some luck, certainly. But also can the Bulls add some depth (particularly at the three and five spots) to limit guys’ minutes during the season and have them healthier, fresher and ready for the postseason?

  1. 13arod - May 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    learn to play though injures stupied’s your team needs you

  2. hehateme2 - May 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Pretenders….. not worthy of being on the same floor as the HEAT

    • howsmyrash - May 15, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Are you stupid? Or just a little slow?

    • drago2012 - May 15, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      Your HEAT will not make it past INDIANA. Your season will continue for only 5 or 6 games and that is it!!! See you next year you heat sukess!!!

  3. drago2012 - May 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I heard THIBS is suiting up tonight!!! We got enough to win, men just do your job!!! I would send MUHAMED to punch the crapp out of the Qween James and i mean beatch slapping back hand at that!!!

  4. drago2012 - May 15, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I heard THIBS is suiting up tonight!!! We got enough to win, men just do your job!!! I would send MUHAMED to punch the crapp out of the Qween James and i mean beatch slapping back hand at that!!!

  5. patfic15 - May 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Bulls fans.. I feel for you. This was supposed to be better series. Heat are enjoying the least impressive run to the finals I’ve witnessed.

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