Do you bring in Iverson? I've been fairly steadfast in my view that you can't bring in Iverson, but if Hinrich were to have a serious thumb injury like last year then it would have to be on the table.
Quite simply, the Bulls can't go forward with a four guard rotation of
Derrick Rose, John Salmons, Jannero Pargo, and Lindsay Hunter. Hunter
can barely make it up and down the court, Pargo is a fourth option, and
Salmons is struggling two of every three games.
The Bulls offense is wretched and could desperately use someone with the ability to create their own shot right now. Yes, it's a huge risk to chemistry. Yes, he's not necessarily a great fit with any other guard on the roster. Yes, it has some backfire potential.
However, if Kirk were to miss a significant period of time, what is the downside risk? Can Iverson on a minimum contract be any worse than Jannero Pargo? It's hard to imagine him having that negative an influence. Also, the Bulls are a team where Iverson could have considerable freedom to create his own shots and play a lot of minutes.
If Kirk is back, this line of thought goes out the window to me. However, I'm sure others would love to bring Iverson in either way. To me, Iverson with Hinrich, Rose, and Salmons healthy doesn't have enough of an opportunity to flourish and his negative attitude will fester without minutes and shots.
However, with a Hinrichless Bulls, those won't be issues.
Food for thought, for at least the next few hours until we'll likely find out Kirk is fine.