This isn’t to say that Kirk Hinrich isn’t being traded. However, sources close to me have confirmed that several recent rumors floated about the Hinrich situation are complete fabrications.
The first is that Kirk Hinrich told friends that he expects to be
traded to Portland. Kirk said no such things to his friends. Either Adrian Wojnarowski pulled it out of thin air, or one of Kirk’s “friends” did, but there’s no truth to the rumor.
second rumor is that the Trailblazers are concerned about Kirk’s
character. Kirk knows Kevin Pritchard well since they both played basketball for Kansas. The idea that Pritchard has character questions about Hinrich is ridiculous.
I still think a trade of Kirk to the Blazers is great for Kirk, Portland, and Chicago, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen, but the idea that Kirk thinks it’s going down and is telling his friends is inaccurate.