Chicago Bulls: Road To Recovery
Honestly, this team shouldn’t look any further than Kirk Hinrich. His name has been coming up ever since mid-season, but there is no better fit than now since Rose will be sidelined most of the season.Let’s not forget, the only reason Hinrich was traded away in the first place was because the Bulls were trying to make room for a big free agent like Dwayne Wade or LeBron James. Instead, the Bulls got stuck with Carlos Boozer. What a consolation, but that’s another story. Hinrich can definitely bring that leadership back to the team in Rose’s absence. I have no doubt he’d be able to jump right back into the Bulls’ plans, and there’s no reason why he and coach Tom Thibodeau shouldn’t get along well. However, another interesting name being brought to the table, an unrestricted free agent like Hinrich, is Chauncey Billups. While he did suffer a major injury this year, the Bulls could probably sign him for very reasonable money, and have him split time evenly with C.J. Watson. All this if he can prove his ability to remain healthy, of course. Another added bonus is the fact that Billups and Rip Hamilton were a dynamic duo for the world-champion Detroit Pistons of a few years back. Either way, if you go with Hinrich or Billups, you get a proven leader to help a team with their star player missing, and you get them at a good price. This is a guest post by Nick LaBanca from MidwayMadness.com. Midway Madness is a site dedicated to Chicago sports. It is written by Chicago sports fans, for Chicago sports fans. Nick LaBanca is a Columbia College graduate who grew up in Chicago and is an avid Chicago Bulls and White Sox fan. Wanna read more from Nick? Click here.