The Chicago Bulls will be without at least two of their starters -- center Joakim Noah and point guard Kirk Hinrich -- as they face the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. The status of power forward Carlos Boozer is still unclear, as he's officially listed as questionable for the game.
Noah, a first-time All-Star for his play this season, is on the sidelines indefinitely while he deals with plantar fasciitis in his foot. The big man was playing heavy minutes as recently as earlier this week, so it's unclear exactly what's in store for him, but the Bulls are being understandably cautious.
Hinrich will be sitting out with an elbow injury, the same that's kept him out in recent days. He traveled back to Chicago to have his elbow examined by doctors and was initially listed as questionable for Saturday's game.
Extra minutes will likely go to the likes of Nate Robinson, Marquis Teague, Taj Gibson and Nazr Mohammed in their respective absences.