Larry Hughes hopes he will be back playing well before the six to eight week prognosis originally given after he dislocated is right shoulder in a win Wednesday at Minnesota. Hughes, who was wearing a sling, said he was surprised how little pain he felt Thursday. He is expected to undergo a second MRI Friday in which dye will be injected into the injured shoulder for further examination.
“I should know more after that test,” he said.
Ben Gordon remained out with a sore left big toe. Coach Vinny Del Negro said he was unsure whether Gordon, who has not played in a week, would be available when the Bulls host the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in the final preseason game.