Found October 31, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
The Chicago Bulls will begin the season without Derrick Rose, of course, but they won’t have to begin the year without Kirk Hinrich. He’s back with the Bulls after signing with the team as a free agent this offesason. He will start alongside Richard Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah tonight in the opener versus the Sacramento Kings. Hinrich had been injured and missed significant time this exhibition season. “You judge your point guard by how the team is functioning,” Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau said. “I thought he set the tone on offense and defense for us. The ball pressure was good. His help defense was good. He kept us organized. We played with a good pace. His willingness to read matchups and make the extra pass and ability to understand what everybody’s strengths and weaknesses are was good.” So how good does Hinrich think the Bulls could be? “Obviously missing Derrick is a huge blow. But I look around I see a lot of guys that have been around a long time, been...
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