Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah out vs. Nets

Chicago Bulls starting point guard Kirk Hinrich and starting center Joakim Noah will both sit tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. Hinrich was announced out by the team and Noah told ESPN Chicago that he would not play.

Both players are big blows to Chicago’s chances of victory — Hinrich is a steady, solid point guard and Noah anchors the Bulls defense, currently ranked second in the NBA in efficiency.

Additionally, Bulls starting power forward Carlos Boozer is a game-time decision.