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Kirk Hinrich | Guard

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: Kansas
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Kirk Hinrich played 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday with eight points, one rebounds, two assists and one block.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said he doesn't think Hinrich can play big minutes right now, so he might be in the 20-24 minute area for at least a few more games. He's not exactly a stat stuffer and fantasy owners should look to grab Aaron Brooks instead. Feb 26 - 12:17 AM

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Kirk Hinrich (illness) is expected to play vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.

He will likely start at point guard moving forward with Derrick Rose (knee) going down again, but his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. In 22 previous starts this season, Hinrich has averaged 7.9 points, 2.9 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.2 3-pointers in 29.6 minutes per game, meaning his value will likely be limited to deeper leagues. Fellow point guard Aaron Brooks is also looking at a bump in playing time, and he is the better add in standard leagues for his ability to rack up points in a hurry.
Feb 25 - 12:12 PM

Kirk Hinrich (illness) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and head coach Tom Thibodeau is confident he will be able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

If Hinrich is able to return on Wednesday, he'll likely take away minutes from Tony Snell. He's averaging just 6.5 points, 2.4 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game on the season, so he can't be considered a viable option in standard leagues.
Feb 24 - 2:19 PM

Kirk Hinrich (illness) did not participate in shootaround, and he will not play on Monday against the Bucks.

Hinrich didn't play on Saturday either, and that means there should be some extra run for Tony Snell in this one with Aaron Brooks backing up Derrick Rose.
Feb 23 - 11:57 AM

Kirk Hinrich (illness) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

He just can't get out there on the court consistently. With Hinrich out, there should be a few more minutes for Tony Snell, who has played very well in the last month. Of course, he's going to be the sixth option on the scoring totem pole.
Feb 21 - 5:48 PM

Kirk Hinrich returned to action on Friday night with seven points and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

He looked to suffer a minor foot injury in the game, but he did return. Hinrich is not worth owning in almost any league.
Feb 21 - 12:28 AM

Kirk Hinrich (toe) will play on Friday night against the Pistons.

With the Bulls finally healthy, Hinrich is probably not going to be very involved in the offense. He can be left on the wire in just about all leagues, especially because his numbers don't increase much on the nights Derrick Rose sits.
Feb 20 - 6:02 PM

Kirk Hinrich (toe) is expected to play against the Pistons on Friday.

Hinrich has been able to practice on Wednesday and Thursday and head coach Tom Thibodeau expects him to be available against the Pistons. While Hinrich's return will help bolster the Bulls' rotation, he's only averaging 6.5 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 three-pointers on the season and can safely be left on the wire.
Feb 19 - 1:29 PM

Kirk Hinrich (toe) went through practice on Wednesday and will play against the Pistons on Friday.

For the first time in a long time, the Bulls are healthy. Hinrich getting minutes means there will be less playing time for Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell. None of these players are worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 18 - 7:46 PM

Kirk Hinrich (toe) will not play against the Cavs on Thursday.

There's no reason for him to play considering how often he's been hurt in the past few seasons. Tony Snell has really picked it up on his last three with 17.0 points per game, but it's still hard to be excited about him based on a usage rate of 16.0 in that span with very little output in the non-scoring stats. Unless Jimmy Butler (shoulder) misses Thursday's game, Snell is more of just a plug-and-play guy.
Feb 11 - 2:56 PM

Kirk Hinrich (turf toe) will miss Tuesday's game against the Kings.

This will be Hinrich's second consecutive game missed due to this injury and it's looking likely that the Bulls will rest him through the All-Star break. Aaron Brooks will be the biggest fantsy beneficiary of Hinrich's absence and Tony Snell is in line to see a minutes boost as well.
Feb 10 - 11:56 AM

Kirk Hinrich (turf toe) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

He suffered the injury during Saturday's game against the Pelicans and wasn't able to return, so there's a good chance that the Bulls opt to rest him through the upcoming All-Star break. Hinrich wasn't a reliable asset in almost any league prior to his injury, so it's obviously safe to drop him across the board with this news. Aaron Brooks will likely be the primary beneficiary in Hinrich's absence, while Tony Snell should see more playing time as well.
Feb 8 - 11:16 AM

Kirk Hinrich (left turf toe) will not return on Saturday due to left turf toe.

This is his first noteworthy injury since 2007, but Hinrich has a laundry list of injuries this season. While he's out, expect to see more of Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell on the wing. Plus, the Nikola Mirotic experiment at small forward may be back on.
Feb 7 - 8:19 PM

Kirk Hinrich made an unexpected start for Jimmy Butler (illness) on Tuesday, but finished with only five points on 2-of-8 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 38 minutes.

He logged 38 minutes but was given the impossible task of slowing down Klay Thompson for much of the night, so his sluggish offensive numbers can be forgiven. Hinrich has averaged 8.6 points, 2.0 boards, 3.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 19 starts this season, so there's no real incentive to deploy him even if Butler can't play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.
Jan 28 - 1:52 AM

Kirk Hinrich will draw the start in place of Jimmy Butler (illness) for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

Butler should be fine with a little rest, so Hinrich will shift back to the bench as soon as Butler returns. If you combine that with the fact that Hinrich's game doesn't translate to fantasy very well, it's safe to leave him on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues.
Jan 27 - 10:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed