NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — D.J. Augustin will come off the bench for the Chicago Bulls‘ Christmas Day visit to the on Wednesday afternoon.
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Augustin make way for the returning Kirk Hinrich, who returns to the starting lineup after recovering from a back problem, which kept him out for the last five games.
Augustin could still see a lot of minutes as he’s been playing very well since making his move.
Also starting for the Bulls is guard Jimmy Butler, who is back from an ankle injury, but leading forward Luol Deng remains out because of his calf injury.
For the Nets, forward Andrei Kirilenko is still not ready to play and he will not take the court for the Christmas Day fixture.
Brooklyn Nets team: Deron Williams (PG) Alan Anderson (SG) Joe Johnson (SF) Mirza Teletovic (PF) Kevin Garnett (C)
Chicago Bulls team: Kirk Hinrich (PG) Jimmy Butler (SG) Mike Dunleavy (SF) Carlos Boozer (PF) Joakim Noah (C)