HoopsHype Kirk Hinrich rumors


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“We value Kirk and Kirk's been a big part of what we've done over the last nine or 10 years,” added Forman. “So it would be our goal that we have Kirk back, also.” NBA.com

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Wednesday morning, almost two years to that day, Hinrich expressed a similar sentiment. “I like it here,” Hinrich said of his Bulls’ situation. “Obviously, returning home was a big factor in why I came back. I would like to stay here. But I don’t know what’s in their future plans. Right now, I’m just trying to enjoy it while I’m in it and take what comes later.” Chicago Tribune

"At this point of your career, you want to be on a team that is a good fit and has a chance to be a winner," Hinrich said. Coaches and teammates consistently laud Hinrich for serving as an organizer at both ends. And Hinrich said he feels healthier at the end of this season than he has in the last "three or four seasons." He would fit next season if the price is right. "I feel good," Hinrich said. "It's that time of year where you have to stay focused and make sure your game is in good shape for the playoffs." Chicago Tribune

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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

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In one breath, Kirk Hinrich said he has "made significant progress" with the right hamstring injury that sidelined him for the fourth straight game Monday. In the next, Hinrich admitted he might not return Wednesday, when the Bulls begin a six-game trip in San Antonio. "I'm not going to take anything off the table, but my plan is to be cautious because it's something I've had in the past," Hinrich said. "I'm hoping to not have anything linger and hopefully be able to finish the second half strong." Chicago Tribune

January 23, 2014 Updates

Instead of trying to guard Kyrie Irving, Kirk Hinrich spent Wednesday in Chicago, trying to guard against a prolonged absence with treatment for his right hamstring. Coach Tom Thibodeau said “it would probably be a week” until Hinrich returns from the injury he suffered in Monday’s overtime victory over the Lakers. But given Hinrich’s injury history and fickle nature of hamstring tweaks, the Jan. 29 game against the Spurs that begins a six-game trip would be best-case scenario. Chicago Tribune

January 19, 2014 Updates

In his 11th season, Kirk Hinrich is at that stage of his career where each offseason he sits down with his family and gauges what's best and what's next. Hinrich will be playing somewhere next season. He just doesn't know where and for how much longer. "I haven't really put a number on it," Hinrich said. "Just as long as I can still enjoy it and be somewhat effective, I'll play." Chicago Tribune

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

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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

December 23, 2013 Updates

Hinrich, who has missed five games with a bad back, flashed a sense of humor when assessing his chances of playing in Wednesday's Christmas matinee in Brooklyn. "As long as I don’t get hurt walking to the car or getting off the couch or anything like that, I plan on playing," he said. Chicago Tribune

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