Kirk Hinrich: The Chicago Bulls Should Just Trade Him

Kwonae McGeeCorrespondent IJuly 16, 2008

What is the obligation to Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich?

I, for one, don't see why they won't just put Kirk Hinrich on the trading block. He's not an outstanding player, he's not a consistant scorer, he commits a lot of turnovers, and a lot of fouls. He shouldn't be a team captain or a starter.

But the Bulls must see something that I don't.

Now that Miami has drafted Micheal Beasley, why won't the Bulls offer them Kirk Hinrich and Andres Nocioni for Shawn Marion?

Could you imagine the lineup?

Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Shawn Marion, Drew Gooden, and Joakim Noah as starters. Ben Gordan, Larry Hughes, Thabo Sefalosha, Ty Thomas, and Aaron Gray as the second string. You'd have youth, energy, athletisism, and scoring on the court at all times.

So trading Kirk Hinrichwouldn't be a bad thing. In fact, I think that trade, or one like it, would improve our team and chances.

The one thing fans in Chicago will embrace is the chance to once again become champions.

I just don't see Kirk Hinrich as a part of that movement. No disrespect to Kirk, he may be able to go elsewhere and fit into a system that his strong points (defense) will allow him to blossom, but not here.

Paxson, this just food for thought, please take it into consideration.