Despite entering Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers with a 29.2 shooting percentage, Kirk Hinrich said he hasn't lost confidence or let his slump affect other aspects of his game.

"It's such a small sample size," Hinrich said. "Most games, I really don't know if I have it going or not because I'm taking so few shots. I'm not worried. I still feel like I'm shooting it good in practice."

Hinrich entered taking six shots per game. He is shooting 30.8 percent on 3-pointers and leads the Bulls with 5.9 assists per game.

"I wasn't as good with my floor game Saturday (against the Clippers); I had five turnovers," Hinrich said. "But I'm trying to do my best to run the team. Obviously I would like to make more. Right now, they're just not going in."

Consistent with his practice of not criticizing players, coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed Hinrich's struggles.

"We just want him to run the team, play to his strengths," Thibodeau said. "The game tells him what to do. If they're helping off of him and he has an open shot, he'll shoot. I just want him to take the right shots."