Kirk Hinrich just finished testing his sprained left thumb on the Philips Arena court and declared himself good to go for tonight's game with the Atlanta Hawks.
"I can handle the ball and catch it," he said. "Shooting's fine, that was never a problem."
Hinrich, who has missed the last six games, hit the court about two hours before tip-off. He went through some drills testing his ability to handle the ball with both hands and he caught passes from assistant Randy Brown with his left hand.
The only issue now is how the injury will react if it gets bumped hard during the game.
"I'm not worrying about contact," Hinrich said. "I'm not going to be thinking about not getting my thumb hit."