Acording to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, former Bull, Kirk Hinrich, has agreed in principle to a contract with the Bulls:
Kirk Hinrich has verbally agreed to sign with Bulls. Terms not yet finalized. Story up soon at ChicagoTribune.com.
I don't have much to really analyze here. It's an iffy move for us. Hinrich averaged double figures in points overall in the seven years he spent here before being traded to the Wizards. Kirk, 31, averaged under 7 points a game last year for the Atlanta Hawks.
Kirk chose the Bulls over the Bucks who reportedly were close to nailing the veteran guard.
Hinrich can really guard and shoot. He's also a leader who will provide consistency in the Bulls backcourt without D-Rose. Essentially, Kirk was traded from the Bulls to rebuild the team and get new blood on the roster after the early season struggles during the '09-'10 session.
Hinrich hasn't played for coach Thibodeau yet, but is expected to fit well due to Thibs' defensive principles. As indicated a big reason that Kirk will be brought to the squad revolves around the mentoring of Marquis Teague.
The move by the Bulls clearly hints towards the dismissal of C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer could follow suit.
Now the Bulls will most likely turn to the remaining big-men in F/A and pick-up a replacement for Omer Asik.
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