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Hinrich excited for ... bench role

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07:13 AM ET 09.30 | Not much went according to plan for Kirk Hinrich in 2012-13, right down to the Bulls bowing out of the playoffs. "I found out the day after we lost to Miami that I had pneumonia," Hinrich said following Sunday's first of two practices. One month and 10 lost pounds later, Hinrich began to work himself back into shape, a condition he hopes to keep after missing 22 regular-season games to four separate injuries and then the final eight playoff games to a ruptured left calf. Hinrich's projected role -- backing up both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler at guard -- could aid in his quest to have a healthier 2013-14. "I'm excited," Hinrich said. "I've come off the bench before and enjoyed it. I feel I can come in and bring energy. That will be a good role for me."

Chicago Tribune

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September 30, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Come on now. Lets be honest. Hinrich is excited to still have a job playing basketball.

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September 30, 2013  08:42 AM ET

There's no sugar coating here. He is a backup when Rose is healthy which is a good thing for the Bulls.

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September 30, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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He's a back up regardless, on any team at this stageYou're not competing for a ring if he is starting for uou

True.

Hinrich was never anything more than an average starter.......combine that with the fact that he's now about 3-4 years past his prime and you gotta conclude that he's a marginal player.

IMO.....his worth to the Bulls with be no better than Hamilton's.....

September 30, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Afraid To Start, Bro?

September 30, 2013  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Come on now. Lets be honest. Hinrich is excited to still have a job playing basketball.

LOL

September 30, 2013  01:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Afraid To Start, Bro?

Is it that time of the month already ???

September 30, 2013  01:37 PM ET
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Is it that time of the month already ???

Are you guys In-Sync...?

September 30, 2013  02:48 PM ET
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Are you guys In-Sync...?

In Sync was a boy-band.

These guys just have their period at the same time.....

September 30, 2013  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are you guys In-Sync...?

No..............




Milli Vanilli..........









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September 30, 2013  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are you guys In-Sync...?

No..............




Milli Vanilli..........









September 30, 2013  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Come on now. Lets be honest. Hinrich is excited to still have a job playing basketball.

Money for nothing?

September 30, 2013  06:52 PM ET

Kirk will start all 82 games. Rose isn't mentally ready yet.

 
October 3, 2013  12:07 PM ET
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Come on now. Lets be honest. Hinrich is excited to still have a job playing basketball.

I would be excited too if I were getting 7 million a season to NOT start...

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