Chicago Bulls Basketball - Will the Chicago Bulls look to trade Kirk Hinrich?
Point Guard is one of the most important positions on the floor, and this is magnified when it comes to the playoffs. Many playoff teams are going to be looking to bolster their backcourt for the playoffs, and have an emergency point guard on their roster.
Golden State Warriors
Hinrich’s name has been coming up recently as a player likely on the move. The Golden State Warriors have been mentioned as a potential fit for Hinrich. The Warriors need a back up point guard behind Stephen Curry and wouldn’t cost the Warriors more than a second round pick.
Warriors coach, Mark Jackson likes an experienced point guard on his roster, which makes sense as Jackson was a point guard himself in the NBA. If the Warriors acquired Hinrich, Kirk could be used as a spot up shooter if paired with Stephen Curry or can run the point if paired with Klay Thompson.
In addition, Kirk isn’t known as a bad locker room guy or a “cancer.” The Warriors have a very unselfish team much like the Bulls and Kirk wouldn’t upset that balance. This trade makes perfect sense for the Warriors and would solidify their roster heading into the playoffs.
Captain Kirk against the Spurs
Hinrich came back from injury against the Spurs on Wednesday and looked very good off the bench, scoring 11 points and adding 2 rebounds and 2 assists in the win. Potential playoff teams in need of a point guard were watching this and were most likely impressed.
Best Point Guard Options
The two most likely point guards to be traded right now are the Denver Nuggets’ Andre Miller and Hinrich. Both have questions about what they can bring to the table. Bleacher Report’s Rich Bucher had this to say on the two point guards.
“League executives are conflicted on who would be a better fit among the other big point guards potentially available, the Nuggets’ Andre Miller or the Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich. Miller is a better offensive option than Hinrich but, as he has demonstrated in Denver, is not happy if he isn’t playing; there are questions, however, if Hinrich has enough left to be a playoff factor at either end of the floor.”
3 Reasons Hinrich stays in Chicago
1. Hinrich has been injured lately; he recently missed 4 straight games with a hamstring injury. An injury like this can linger throughout the season. NBA executives will be weary making a trade for Hinrich in fear that he will not hold up for a playoff run.
2. The Bulls recently have gone on a good run lately, going 11-3 in the month of January. The whole tanking talk I think has fired up coach Tom Thibodeau and his team, they might want to hold on to Hinrich now and see if they can make some noise in the playoffs as the Bulls currently sit at the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference.
3. Hinrich is not under contract next season. The only benefit to trading Hinrich now is to hope trading him will lead to a few more losses and to move up in the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery. Hinrich is a free agent after this season; keeping Hinrich around the rest of this season will have no effect on the future plans of the Chicago Bulls.
Kirk Hinrich stays in Chicago this season. This Bulls team is playing extremely well together and to trade Hinrich without getting much in return doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Also, with the emergence of D.J. Augustin as the starting point guard, Kirk is the perfect player to play the back up role. Let’s sit back and enjoy the rest of Hinrich’s career as a Chicago Bull.
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