Hinrich out 12 weeks with thumb injury

Hinrich out 12 weeks with thumb injury

There are 23 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 8, 2008, titled Hinrich out 12 weeks with thumb injury. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Kirk Hinrich wore a gray T-shirt, sweats and basketball shoes before the Bulls' 106-97 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at the United Center , as if he didn't want to accept reality.

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PT from Oaktown

Sausalito, CA

#1 Nov 8, 2008
We won't miss him. It is time for him to goto the bench and for Gordon too, they just don't have IT. Sad but true
Mgray

Fairburn, GA

#2 Nov 8, 2008
Everything about this team is depressing.
Michael P Coy

Oswego, IL

#3 Nov 9, 2008
Just by Pax's comments he holds this guy (Kirk) on a level that you would think he was a 10 time all-star. Give me a break, he is not and will never be a key part to a champion roster and if John thinks he is it's another instance of poor talent evaluation that will be and should have already been his downfall.
Mel

United States

#4 Nov 9, 2008
So much for any trades with KH. 2009 lottery here we come.
terry t

United States

#5 Nov 9, 2008
michael p coy is exactly right!!! hinrich gets so much credit for doing absolutely nothing. his production can get replace by someone from the ndbl. i wish that paxson would stop trying to fool the fans by insisting that hinrich some sort of integral part of winning basketball. man this stuff gets tiring. the players are not stupid. they know who can play and who can't. they are ballplayers themselves. you can't fool the team. thats why you are losing the team. they don't respect paxsons philosophy of hinrich as some sort of leader. i waiting for once for paxson to explain in detail what type of leadership hinrich brings to the table. i don't see it at all. this sucks that we have to wait until paxson comes back to planet earth. also, stop nocioni, as a bench player with a below average shooting %, from jacking up shots whenever he wants. he has no idea of time or game flow. unbelievable!! paxson get a clue.
salamander

United States

#6 Nov 9, 2008
I like Hinrich. Last year was a bad season for him, for sure, but I do think he's an important part of the team, and one hell of a work horse.
Larry

Crystal Lake, IL

#7 Nov 9, 2008
hinwrecks gift is he's a hard worker. but so are many others. the problem is mgmt has determined he's the heart and sole of their franchise. that's where the problem starts. is it worth 50 million dollars? so not only is it a chemistry problem, its jealousies too. you got a guy like gunner gordon who can't dribble, pass or play D and wants to take over the game. he's trying real hard to prove he's worth it. but it'll never happen. he'll have to go elsewhere. hinwreck is the favoriyte son. you don't like it? Too bad bulls fans.
rao

Somerville, MA

#8 Nov 9, 2008
this is a good thing for bulls.
rao

Somerville, MA

#9 Nov 9, 2008
the root criminal is Paxon. As long as he is the GM, I do not see our Bulls returns to glory.

Leader is born through battles, not by appointment from the someone above. Hinrich just makes me sick everytime I see him playing. Terry t is right: lots of player from nbdl can replace him. Why Gorden wants a big contract? Why not? As long as Hinrick can get that big one!

Hiring Skiles is another mistake. A person that stringent will not make a good coach. This is just plain truth.

The third mistake is on sending out Eddy Curry and Chandler. The impatience of Paxon wasted such a good foundation laid down by Mr. Krause.
Rimo

Baritan, Philippines

#10 Nov 9, 2008
I don't see why everyone else thinks Hinrich isn't valuable to the team...before you all say he's worthless maybe you should all try and see what he does off the court for the team. There is a reason Pax and everyone else considers him a leader and it's because he is a mentor to the young players and he leads by example. He works hard and he gives the team security in the backcourt. All you haters are just blind and ignorant.
Alex

Chicago, IL

#11 Nov 9, 2008
Capt Klank Hinrich is hurt, too bad. I hope he comes back 110%..

Now he can't be traded. As if some team was dumb enough to take this circle dribbling, clock eating, carreer inconsistent shooting, over paid, over rated, supposed point guard who is too slow to beat anyone off the dribble and who will not go to the basket with a police escort..........

KC Johnson is a Bull b--t kisser!!!!!!!!!!
Patrick Bitanga

Cainta, Philippines

#12 Nov 9, 2008
I believe Pax should make a run for A.Harrington and Marcus Williams.
A package of Harrington and Williams for Noce & Simmons works under the cap.
Williams provides the bulls the back up they need for for DRose and has a PG mentality. He is signed for this year only and if he does not work out they can cut him or let him go when his contract expires. BUT, if he works out and stays focused knowing that this maybe his 3rd and final chance to prove himself in the NBA, he can be re-signed cheap by next year and could replace Hinrich if Hinrich will be traded next year. A Hinrich trade and Williams as a cheap back up for DRose would create the cap room for them to resign Gordon.
Harrington provides the bulls more strength and a low post presence. he is a capable and consistent low post scorer that the bulls need. He can play the 3 or the 4. Thus giving the bulls a lineup as such:
PG - DRose / Williams
SG - Hughes / Gordon / Sefolosha / Deng
SF - Deng / Harrington / Sefolosha
PF - Harrington / Gooden / Thomas
C - Noah / Gray / Gooden
Harrington has also been coveted by the bulls for many years now and this could be the perfect time to trade for him. Losing Noce is hard but it is needed. one step back, two steps forward as they say.
GState would also gain with the trade as they will be trading with a team from the East and not the West. They would also be trading the disgruntled Harrington and Williams which is out of Nellies rotation.
Noce would provide them with the toughness and grit that is badly needed in the western conference. He could also play the 3 and 4 spot as what harrington played and could also run and shoot the 3. As what is needed in Nellie's style of play.
Pax > I trust in you to make the move to talk to Chris Mullin and make it quick! We have a chance to be in the playoffs this year and i really believe this trade would help us get their.
Teegee

Redondo Beach, CA

#13 Nov 9, 2008
Anyone who thinks Hinrich won't be missed is just a hater or stupid. The Bulls now have no one to back up Rose. The kid already has had problems with tendinitis in his knees. Playing 40+ minutes per game every night because the team has no reliable ball handler to back him up at the point now that Kirk is out is a good way to bring that issue back into play. Hinrich also is the 2nd best 3-point shooter on the team (behind Gordon) -- none of the other guards is a good outside shooter. Hinrich is also the best perimeter defender on the team (as he showed again Friday night when he absolutely locked down Steve Nash). Neither Rose nor Gordon is a very good defender (especially Rose, who's been shockingly bad on that end of the floor so far). People who hate on Hinrich are obsessed with last season and forget that in his first 4 years he played quite well and was a big part of why the club was able to make the playoffs in 3 straight years. No, he is not a star. That does NOT mean he's useless garbage. He is still a very important part of the team. He is better than either Hughes or Sefolosha, for sure. Hughes is a me-first gunner with poor shot selection and Sefolosha, while a good defensive player, refuses to get involved with the offense. He just passes the ball and tries to stay out of the way, recuing the team to playing 4-on-5 on that end of the floor. He again had ZERO points last night. And Ben Gordon, while a terrific scorer, showed again last night when he turned the ball over every time he was double teamed in the 4th quarter, again proved he can't be relied on as a ball handler. When Hinrich is healthy, he removes the need for Sefolosha to be an offensive weapon and he takes the pressure off of BG to have to be a primary ball handler. And he provides adequae offense and great defense of his own.
Dick Barnett

Bloomingdale, IL

#14 Nov 9, 2008
Regardless of how bad you think Hinrich is, he happens to be only other reliable ball handler on team beside Rose. Deng as point guard ... laugh ... this guy's afraid of his own shadow .. no, they need to get someone but you've heard the GM regale us with the sorry excuse of luxury tax; listen, if that is an alibi, then why Mr. Paxson sign each of these sad-sack, role players (Hinrich, Deng, Noce, etc.) to long-term contracts worth ten's of millions. Not one of them is worth it. And, Al Harrington ... pleeeez, another bum. This guy is so off again, on again, it's pathetic. He's a born role player and the Bulls suffer from being nothing but short-stint role players. Note how no one is mentioning Chris Duhon; how soon we all forget ... he would have been just what the doctor ordered in Chicago today, but ... no ... we don't need him. I'm inclined to agree with poster who said one more year of suck-record equals one more draft lottery opportunity and another chance to re-build. Oh, to have a genuine big man with low post skills and an outside shot. C'mon Larry Hughes ... get well .... forget the whiner's on this forum; we need you on the floor.
He will be missed

Chicago, IL

#15 Nov 9, 2008
Captain Kirk, despite the couple of bad games he's had this year, will be missed from the rotation.
Of more concern to me at this point are the defensive lapses. They just don't seem to be able to get stops at crucial time in order to sustain runs.
Also, Derrick "the kid" started to press a bit in the 4th quarter, when they are going to need more leadership from him at these points in the future.
thesmlpkg

Elk Grove Village, IL

#16 Nov 9, 2008
In my opinion, management would be foolish to devalue Kirk. Kirk is a solid player, a great defender, bright, works hard, wants to play in Chicago (which is important), loyal, and understands the word "team".

I hope he can find a way to continue to stay active while recovering so that he can return to the court without too much trouble. I also hope he can keep his spirits up. I also hope the other players support him while he's recovering.

I will definitely miss him.
patrick

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 9, 2008
The Chicago Bulls need to make a move and fast while the season is still young. I believe signing Deng to a long term deal was a mistake, he's not a very good defender, don't post up or even try, he don't take hard to the basket, and often take games off by not playing up to his potential. Kobe Bryant of the lakers wanted to play with Deng last year, I'd say try and trade him there and go for that kid Bynum, we really do need a low post presence for Rose, it would make the game for him that much easier, not that he need it.
patrick richards

Chicago, IL

#19 Nov 9, 2008
Trade Deng, Gordon, Thomas,and Noah and go out and get some quality players or a couple of players who is going to play every night and not take games off. Rose need someone on the floor who is going to have his back, I don't see any of these guys filling that position. None of them are strong defenders, good rebounders, or post up players.
Cuban Cigar

Coppell, TX

#20 Nov 9, 2008
overrated! Won't be missed.
patrick richards

Chicago, IL

#21 Nov 9, 2008
I agree with you 100% I just hope Mr Paxson read this as well
Dick Barnett wrote:
Regardless of how bad you think Hinrich is, he happens to be only other reliable ball handler on team beside Rose. Deng as point guard ... laugh ... this guy's afraid of his own shadow .. no, they need to get someone but you've heard the GM regale us with the sorry excuse of luxury tax; listen, if that is an alibi, then why Mr. Paxson sign each of these sad-sack, role players (Hinrich, Deng, Noce, etc.) to long-term contracts worth ten's of millions. Not one of them is worth it. And, Al Harrington ... pleeeez, another bum. This guy is so off again, on again, it's pathetic. He's a born role player and the Bulls suffer from being nothing but short-stint role players. Note how no one is mentioning Chris Duhon; how soon we all forget ... he would have been just what the doctor ordered in Chicago today, but ... no ... we don't need him. I'm inclined to agree with poster who said one more year of suck-record equals one more draft lottery opportunity and another chance to re-build. Oh, to have a genuine big man with low post skills and an outside shot. C'mon Larry Hughes ... get well .... forget the whiner's on this forum; we need you on the floor.

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