Hinrich: I'll always be a Bull

April, 30, 2014
Apr 30
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
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DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich said Wednesday that he would like to re-sign with the team this summer.

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"I grew up a Bull in this league," Hinrich said. "I will always think of myself as a Chicago Bull no matter what happens. Just moving forward, I have a great relationship with a lot of my teammates here who are coming back. The organization -- there's definitely a lot of history there."

Hinrich stayed relatively healthy throughout the season and played well in spurts, averaging 9.1 points and 3.9 assists a game. He was appreciated by teammates and coaches for the professional work ethic he brought on the floor.

The 33-year-old Hinrich, who made $4.059 million this season, would be an attractive backup option next season if he would be willing to take a pay cut and come back for the veteran's minimum.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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