"We'll see," he said before Friday's home game. "They were good today, better. I want them to go through some practices first and we'll see where they are."
Noah was out most of the preseason while dealing with the groin injury. The All-Star center only played in one game, and Thibodeau has been frustrated by the fact Noah is "deconditioned."
Meanwhile, Hinrich suffered a concussion Oct. 18 after falling into rookie Erik Murphy's knee. Thibodeau said Thursday the concussion is no longer the issue for Hinrich, but a shoulder injury that he sustained during the fall concerns the team most.