Joakim Noah could miss Bulls opener

Updated: October 23, 2013, 10:21 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

WICHITA, Kan. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (groin) and guard Kirk Hinrich (concussion) will not play in Wednesday night's preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and are "not very [close]" to returning, according to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.

Their availability for Tuesday's regular-season opener at Miami also appears in doubt.

"It's possible," Noah said of missing the Heat game. "It's possible, but I'm not there yet. In my mind, I'm playing. I want to be out there ...

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