I’m Shopping Hinrich Again (Bulls Rumor Mill Starts Anew)
We knew that this season leading up to the deadline would be huge for trade rumors. Teams are going to be trying to clear as much cap space as they can to position themselves to get a big-name free agent, or just trying to get something in return for a big name before they walk. Chris Bosh is the prime example of this. Toronto will likely be trying to get something in return for him before the trade deadline since it is pretty much common knowledge that he wants to leave the Raptors. That’s where the Bulls come in, and according to Boers and Bernstein, there may be a trade in the works:
Try this on for size, as something that is percolating. And as of now, this is all I can tell you. I’m not going to tell you this is a done deal, or that it’s even close, but as far as something that is out there as a possibility. Hinrich, Tyrus Thomas, and at least one pick to the Toronto Raptors for Chris Bosh.
Now it totally depends on how they value Tyrus, but it seems unlikely that the Raptors would take a bad contract like Hinrich’s. The likelihood is that they will want an expiring contract and some young talent and/or draft picks. The rumor isn’t exactly substantiated by any real evidence either, but we can always dream…