Kirk Hinrich didn’t practice on Sunday and will miss his sixth straight game because of an infected right elbow when the Bulls take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday.
Joakim Noah and Marco Belinelli did some individual work and will be game-time decisions while dealing with plantar fasciitis and a sore right ankle, respectively.
"I didn't do much today,” Noah said. “Got on the stationary bike and watched practice, so I'll see how it feels tomorrow and be ready to go. It hasn't been feeling too bad. It hasn't gotten any worse, so I'm happy about that."
The Bulls have two games this week before the All-Star break. It will be Noah’s first appearance as he was voted in as a reserve and he knows that dealing with the bout of plantar fasciitis this time around is all about pain tolerance.
"That's definitely what it comes down to, just pain tolerance. Everybody reacts to it differently," he said. "It's frustrating because I want to be out there in practice, I want to be out there for my teammates. Just got to do what's right."
Belinelli injured his ankle in last Monday’s loss at Indiana. He stayed in the game, but missed Thursday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets. He returned for Friday’s win in Utah and still appeared limited in his motions.
San Antonio comes into the matchup owners of the league’s best record at 39-12 winners of 12 of their last 13 and will be without Tim Duncan (knee/ankle). Manu Ginobili (hamstring) is doubtful.