Sources close to me have told me that Kirk Hinrich will be traded sometime before next season starts. His status seems to be independent on whether the Bulls are able to bring back Gordon. Realistically, we all knew Hinrich wouldn’t be too long for the Bulls after drafting Derrick Rose, so if this proves true, then it shouldn’t serve as a big surprise. Perhaps the only surprising thing about the rumor is that his status is independent of Gordon’s status. Paxson had talked in the past about not wanting to enter next season without either guy.
Now it appears that the Bulls are rebuilding entirely around Rose, or at least that’s my take on a decision to trade Kirk regardless of whether Ben comes back. The team seems like it would take an awfully big step backwards if it loses both players.
There’s this rumor out there from kfan, no idea who the heck this guy is, or how credible he is, but I’m all over this deal if it’s available and Hinrich is going:
really know why the Bulls, who now have a nice three-guard combo, would
go for this, but the Mix hears that the Wolves could offer the No. 6
pick in a very weak draft for Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. Think of it: A
combo guard who can even defend (including forwards as big and strong
and talented as Paul Pierce). One down side: He has already been in the
league for five years. Trent Tucker’s idea might be even better: Offer
Mike Miller for Hinrich.
Seems like a deal too good to be true for the Bulls even in a weak draft.
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