Hinrich Heading Back To Sweet Home Chicago, Soon To Ink Contract With Bulls

If reports out of Chicago are correct, it may turn out that Thomas Wolfe was wrong and that you can go home again, as the “Chicago Tribune” is reporting that according to their sources, former Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich is close to signing a two-year pact with the Bulls. The 31 year-old guard was taken by Chicago with the seventh pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and played the first seven years of his nine years in the Association playing for the Bulls.

He was traded to the Washington Wizards in the Summer of 2010, when the Bulls tried to clear cap-space in their ill-fated attempt to lure Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, to make their new home the United Center. The Wizards would send him to the Atlanta Hawks later that season and the guard spent this past season with them as well. It was his most disappointing campaign of his NBA career, as he scored just 6.6 points per game and 2.8 assists per game, which are roughly half his career average in both categories. 

The report says that Hinrich will earn around $6 million for the two-year deal, with All-Star starting point guard Derrick Rose out for at least the first half of the upcoming campaign, he will most likely be the starter at the one-slot. The paper also states that Chicago most likely will not pick up the team option to bring back C.J. Watson for next season. Watson took over the starters role when Rose’s ACL injury ended his season in the first round of the Playoffs.

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