HoopsHype Kirk Hinrich + Trade rumors


February 19, 2014 Updates

Hinrich has generated the most interest, according to league sources. In the last year of his deal, several contenders, including Golden State, have inquired. However rival executives believe that with Chicago in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race the Bulls are unlikely to deal Hinrich, if for no other reason than the further gutting of the roster could deepen the divide between head coach Tom Thibodeau and the front office. SI.com

February 1, 2014 Updates
January 19, 2014 Updates

Hinrich is finishing the two-year deal he signed after turning down a longer, more lucrative offer from the Bucks in 2012. The Warriors recently expressed interest in Hinrich before trading for backcourt depth from the Celtics. Hinrich, traded for, well, nothing but salary-cap space in the all-in pursuit of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in 2010, has been around long enough to tune out the noise. And at this point, it's more likely Hinrich finishes this season with the Bulls than not. "It's out of your control so you just keep going and trying to take care of business and focus on what we're doing here," he said. "It's not the first time my name has been in trade rumors. It's something I'm kind of used to and don't read too much into them." Chicago Tribune

January 14, 2014 Updates

League executives are conflicted on who would be a better fit among the other big point guards potentially available, the Nuggets’ Andre Miller or the Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich. Miller is a better offensive option than Hinrich but, as he has demonstrated in Denver, is not happy if he isn’t playing; there are questions, however, if Hinrich has enough left to be a playoff factor at either end of the floor. Bleacher Report

January 9, 2014 Updates
January 7, 2014 Updates

While forward Carlos Boozer could be waived via the league's amnesty clause during the offseason as yet another way to clear the Bulls' books, it appears point guard Kirk Hinrich will be drawing the most immediate interest when it comes to the Bulls' possible next move. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Golden State Warriors are among teams that had been showing serious interest in Hinrich long before the Deng trade. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because trade talks are typically private. USA Today Sports

November 24, 2013 Updates
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June 28, 2012 Updates

One source insists they’ll stand pat during the draft, dump some salary later, and land a free agent next month. The source mentioned center Spencer Hawes (76ers), shooting guard Nick Young (Clippers), point guard Kirk Hinrich (Hawks) and power forward Kris Humphries (Nets), as possible targets. “They seem to be figuring out what to with Gasol first,” said a source. If not, a deal between the Warriors and Cavs could happen, he added. FOXSportsOhio

March 15, 2012 Updates
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March 4, 2012 Updates

Los Angeles has also been pursuing Kirk Hinrich in recent weeks. The Lakers have been linked to Hinrich in the past and the Atlanta Hawks would move the veteran point guard if the right deal came along. The two teams have had conversations in recent weeks. Hinrich missed the first month of the season after recovering from shoulder surgery, but has been effective since returning. He’s currently backing up Jeff Teague and while his numbers don’t jump off the page, he does a good job managing Atlanta’s offense and he’s still a stellar perimeter defender. This season, Hinrich is averaging 4.9 points and 2.6 assists. HoopsWorld

March 3, 2012 Updates
March 2, 2012 Updates

If the Lakers can't make a splashy move for the elite point guard they crave -- a long shot at best at this point -- and can't swing a deal for top fallback choice Ramon Sessions, taking Hinrich and his $8.1 million salary into their $8.9 million Lamar Odom trade exception is a natural move to give L.A. some semblance of an upgrade in the backcourt going into the postseason. The Hawks, as always, want to reduce payroll and would gladly take a future draft pick back for Hinrich, who's no longer part of their plans. The Lakers, though, are rather skittish themselves about adding payroll these days, which is why they gave Odom away to the rival Mavericks in the first place and could actually prevent them from doing anything. ESPN.com

L.A. would naturally want Atlanta to take back some salary in a Hinrich deal, but there's zero chance of that happening. So if the Lakers ultimately prove willing to use their trade exception on the likes of Hinrich or Toronto's Leandro Barbosa (who makes $7.6 million) -- and thus fortify a roster that, to quote Professor Hollinger, currently drops off from the top three to the rest like Niagra Falls -- they'll have to be willing to deal with the tax consequences. ESPN.com

February 29, 2012 Updates
January 13, 2012 Updates

The Hawks are looking to make some moves now that Al Horford is sidelined for three to four months. I’ve heard that they’re going to shop Kirk Hinrich’s expiring contract, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they listened to offers for Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and others. HoopsWorld

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