Per KC Johnson
On the one hand, an MRI revealed the injured ligament remains attached
to the bone, unlike last season when Hinrich tore the ulnar collateral
ligament in his right thumb and missed 31 games after surgery.
the other, Hinrich is visiting a specialist Monday, five full days
after suffering the injury at a Wednesday practice in Oregon. Coach Vinny Del Negro wouldn't rule Hinrich out for Monday's game, but the fact he didn't practice Saturday and still has swelling doesn't bode well.
K.C. goes on to rule out Iverson and points at Wally Szczerbiak, Antonio Daniels, and Jerry Stackhouse as guards available. I'd add Rashard McCants to the list as well. Even though I wrote an article about it, I don't blame the Bulls in the slightest for not chasing Iverson.
Szczerbiak might be the most interesting guy simply because he gives us range again, however, he also doesn't seem like he'd have the quickness to play SG and certainly isn't a backup PG. Daniels may be the best hedge for positional fit, Stackhouse might be the last guy I'd choose at this point as he had a 3.3 PER last season and seems like he's completely done at this point in his career.
I've heard RaShard McCants has attitude problems, and given he put up a 17.2 PER in Sacramento after being traded and wasn't asked to return or able to find a new NBA home, it's pretty easy to believe those claims. Given the Bulls won't take a chance on Iverson due to attitude issues it stands to reason they won't take the chance on McCants either, but his game would fit in with what the Bulls need at this point.
It's hard to gauge how much of a chemistry risk McCants is not knowing him personally or what's happened with him on other teams, but unless it's really bad, he seems like the slam dunk choice talentwise.