Kirk Hinrich G CHI 6 days ago

Hinrich has exercised his $2.8 million player option to remain with the Bulls next season, RealGM.com reports.

Hinrich will see out the two-year deal he signed with the Bulls last summer, but is coming off career-lows in points (5.7), rebounds (1.8) and assists (2.2) per game. Clearly toward the latter stage in his career, Hinrich offers veteran depth for Chicago, but his days of being a real impact player in fantasy circles appear to have passed.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Hinrich played in 66 games for the Bulls this season and averaged 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.9 three-pointers a game.

This was the worst season of Hinrich's career as he set career-lows in points, rebounds and assists. He shot only 37.3 percent from the field and 70.0 percent from the charity stripe. Hinrich heads into the summer with a $2.87 million player option and it's unlikely he can get more than that if he goes out on the open market, so it wouldn't be surprising if he exercises that option. While he is a solid defender and a veteran presence off the bench, he won't carry much fantasy value again next season.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Hinrich (knee) came off the bench for six minutes in Thursday's Game 3 against the Bucks. He finished with one missed shot and a steal in his box score.

Game 3 went into double overtime so obviously the Bulls were are bit reserved with Hinrich's playing time since he has previously been off the court for the past six games. He's in line to play in Game 4 on Saturday but his workload will likely resemble Game 3 as he he continues to recover from a hyperextended left knee.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Hinrich (knee) said that he'll play Wednesday at Milwaukee, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich was absent from the Bulls' last four games due to a hyperextended left knee. However, after coming out of morning shootaround and pregame warmups unscathed, he'll seemingly act as the fifth guard, which could place a damper on his eventual workload.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Hinrich (knee) went through shootaround, and coach Tom Thibodeau said he will play if he goes through pregame warmups without issue, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

It looks as though Hinrich will be able to see his first action of the series in Thursday's Game 3 after the injury caused him to miss Games 1 and 2. Assuming he plays, he'll likely cut into Aaron Brooks' minutes as the backup to Derrick Rose.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Hinrich (knee) went through a full practice, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich has not been able to play in either of the first two games of the series, but after putting in a full practice it looks like he's on track to play in Game 3 on Thursday night. His return means Aaron Brooks could see a slight minutes reduction as the backup to Derrick Rose.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Coach Tom Thibodeau is optimistic that Hinrich (knee) could return for Thursday's Game 3, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.

Hinrich has missed the first two games of the series with a hyperextended left knee, but he continues to improve and could be available off the bench Thursday. Look for a further update following Wednesday's practice.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 2 months ago

Hinrich (knee) won't play in Monday's Game 2 matchup against the Bucks, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich has reportedly shown improvement, but not enough to avoid missing the second game of the series. His next chance to return will come Thursday in Game 3.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 3 months ago

Hinrich (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Monday's Game 2 against the Bucks, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich was unable to play in Game 1 on Saturday with a hyper-extended left knee and even missed the final three games of the season with the same injury. His status should be updated following Monday's morning shootaround.

Kirk Hinrich G CHI 3 months ago

Hinrich's (knee) status for Monday's Game 2 against the Bucks remains uncertain, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich missed Game 1 on Saturday as he continues to deal with the aftermath of a hyper-extended left knee. Interestingly enough, Hinrich's minutes were absorbed by Derrick Rose in Game 1 and that could certainly happen yet again Monday if Hinrich is ultimately ruled out.