The Chicago Bulls will once again benefit from having Kirk Hinrich as a backup point guard to Derrick Rose.
David Aldridge of TNT reported on twitter that Hinrich and the Bulls have agreed on a two-year contract.
Bulls will sign Kirk Hinrich to two-year, $5.6M deal for room exception ($2.73M next season), w/player option for 2nd season, per source.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 14, 2014
After the signing of Pau Gasol and imminent signing of Nikola Mirotic, the Bulls were strapped for cash. That is the reason why D.J. Augustin signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons as opposed to returning to the Bulls.
Hinrich has become a personal favorite of Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau. Last season with the Bulls, Hinrich averaged 9.1 points per game while shooting 39% from the field. Hinrich registered a player efficiency rating of 10.80 last season as well while starting in place of the injured Rose.
With the re-signing of Hinrich, barring any trades, the Bulls roster has been set.