HoopsHype Kirk Hinrich rumors


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

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

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

December 21, 2013 Updates

Kirk Hinrich participated in Saturday's shootaround at the United Center and said he's a gametime decision against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Deng is targeting the Christmas Day matinee in Brooklyn for his return from a sore left Achilles. And Butler said the first sprained ankle of his career isn't that serious and he could be back by Christmas or next Saturday's home game against the Dallas Mavericks. Chicago Tribune

December 1, 2013 Updates

Asked if Hinrich can handle an increased role, coach Tom Thibodeau was non-committal. "We'll see what he can handle," Thibodeau said. "He looks good right now. He has to continue to work." Thibodeau left no doubt on how he feels Hinrich has played thus far this season. "Very well," he said — twice. "I thought he had a great training camp. The value of having a guy like Kirk is he can start, he can come off the bench, he can play the point, he can play (shooting guard). He's very versatile. Chicago Tribune

November 24, 2013 Updates
October 28, 2013 Updates

Coach Tom Thibodeau answered injury questions about his team like he usually does: as vaguely as possible. What he said Monday was that center Joakim Noah (groin) and guard Kirk Hinrich (concussion, shoulder) were full participants in practice for the second consecutive day. But he was noncommittal when asked if they would play in the season opener Tuesday against the Heat in Miami. ‘‘We’ll see,’’ Thibodeau said. Chicago Sun-Times

October 25, 2013 Updates
June 28, 2013 Updates

According to Bulls GM Gar Forman, Derrick Rose has been working out at the Berto Center almost daily, and he hasn’t been alone. “Really everything has been positive,’’ Forman said of the health problems that crushed the Bulls most of the season. “Joakim (plantar fasciitis) is feeling a lot better, Derrick (left knee) continues to – you know he’s in here, he’s working every day – continues to feel good and making progress. Luol (complications from a spinal tap) is feeling better, and Kirk (calf) has been in here pretty much every day working out, so I think we’re headed in the right direction there.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

June 10, 2013 Updates
May 15, 2013 Updates
May 13, 2013 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.