Much like when Jordan returned to the court as a Wizard, I expect Hinrich's return as a Wizard to be similarly dramatic. Probably encompassing a 10 minute standing ovation where Kirk will have to stop and give a speech afterwards.
Okay, the drama probably won't be quite the same, but I expect that he'll generally get cheers when announced. I feel a bit bad for Hinrich, who's a starting caliber PG that ended up in another city where he'll primarily have to play out of position and primarily mentor another young superstar.
Strangely enough, Kirk seems to polarize much of the Bulls fan base. I say strange, because it's hard for me to see why anyone would feel that passionately about Hinrich one way or the other. He was a solid player, who played defense, handled the ball well, shot decently, practiced hard, played hard, and put in work to help his teammates. He wasn't as good as you'd hope. He seemed to struggle with open threes much more frequently than his shooting percentage would indicate, and he was paid more than a lot of fans liked. Still what's there to argue about there really?
As for the rest of the game, it's a fun one merely for the Rose vs Wall sub plot.
One of the commonly held debates for off-season pundits was who would you take John Wall or Derrick Rose. Wall looked somewhat more impressive in college, but Derrick's already stepped up to all-star status in two years and improved considerably from his college days.
Wall's more of a passer, Rose is more of a scorer, both are fast athletic freaks. Seeing them go head to head should make for some exciting basketball, and I'd imagine neither fan base would even remotely consider swapping guards with the other at this point.
We'll also get another chance to see what type of adjustments the Bulls are able to make playing on the heels of a back to back. Which of our players are legit, and who's having lucky games? Can any of the deep rotation guys establish themselves in any way? Will Roger Powell ever make it into a game?
These are the questions that need to be answered! Okay, really after Wall vs Rose, and seeing the crowd reaction to Hinrich, there probably isn't much interesting in this one, but that's enough for me for a preseason game.