Bulls Do Nothing Interesting at Trade Deadline, Move Kirk Hinrich for 2nd Round Pick
It’s hard to act surprised with this, isn’t it?
The Chicago Bulls were part of plenty of rumors as the trade deadline emerged, as they were in the running to land the young Sacramento Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore, big Kostas Koufos, and reduced protection on the potentially upcoming first round Sacramento pick. All of this would have required the Bulls to move Pau Gasol and possibly Tony Snell as well.
It’s unknown why the deal fell apart, exactly. Some say it was due to stubbornness on the Bulls end, some say it had to do with the 76ers and Kings needing to come to an agreement (as the 76ers have a right to swap picks with the Kings). Regardless, it’s disappointing to see the Bulls make no deals by the trade deadline. In the midst of a season that has appeared to be a bust so far, it would’ve been nice to see GarPax try to land something in return for Pau Gasol, a player who could very well walk in free agency.
Well, they did make ONE deal.
The Bulls traded veteran point guard Kirk Hinrich to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a second round pick, a move saving the Bulls $3 million in tax.
Great work GarPax. Great work.
Edit: In addition to a second round pick, the Bulls receive Justin Holiday as well.