June 29 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST1:19 UAE (+1)23:1917:19 ET4:19 PM CT20:19 - The Chicago Bulls say guard Kirk Hinrich has exercised his player option and will return next season. Terms were not disclosed in Monday's announcement. Analysis: A 12-year NBA veteran and fan favorite in Chicago, the 34-year old Hinrich has played in 833 regular-season games and averaged 11.4 points, five assists, three rebounds and 1.15 steals per game. He also has played in 65 playoff games.
Apr. 14 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST8:00 UAE06:000:00 ET11:00 PM CT3:00 - Hinrich played six-plus minutes in Thursday's Game 3 in Milwaukee after being listed as questionable. Analysis: The Chicago Bulls guard missed the final two regular-season games and the first two in this series.
Apr. 2 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET21:27 GMT5:27 2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST1:27 UAE (+1)23:2717:27 ET4:27 PM CT20:27 - Hinrich is set to return Wednesday after missing two games because of a hyperextended left knee. Analysis: Hinrich was injured during the third quarter against Milwaukee on Wednesday night when Bucks center Zaza Pachulia rolled up on his left knee. He should be good to go.
Feb. 21 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST3:59 UAE (+1)00:5918:59 ET5:59 PM CT21:59 - Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich have been ruled out for the Chicago Bulls' game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Analysis: Hinrich, dealing with an illness, also missed Saturday's 112-107 victory over Phoenix.
Feb. 7 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE05:4823:48 ET10:48 PM CT2:48 - Hinrich was back on the floor Friday. Analysis: Hinrich had a toe injury.
Dec. 24 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET5:47 GMT13:47 10:47 PM MST12:47 AM EST9:47 UAE06:470:47 ET11:47 PM CT3:47 - Hinrich is out with a strained left hamstring. Analysis: The Chicago Bulls guard is considered day to day.
Nov. 21 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST8:45 UAE05:4523:45 ET10:45 PM CT2:45 - Hinrich returned for the Bulls on Tuesday. Analysis: Hinrich last played when he was forced to leave a 103-88 loss to Sacramento on Nov. 20 because of a chest contusion.
Nov. 1 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:510:51 ET10:51 PM CT2:51 - Hinrich scored 20 points - including 10 in the fourth quarter - in Friday's loss to Cleveland. Analysis: Hinrich is 6 of 12 from deep through two games.
July 21 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST20:52 UAE18:5212:52 ET11:52 AM CT15:52 - The Chicago Bulls have re-signed guard Kirk Hinrich to a two-year deal. Analysis: The Bulls announced the move Monday, along with the signing of second-round pick Cameron Bairstow. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Hinrich will make $2.7 million next season. The contract includes a player option for the second year. The person requested anonymity because the team does not publicly comment on contract details. Hinrich has spent nine of his 11 seasons with the Bulls.