15. Kirk Hinrich

A Third-Team All-American at the University of Kansas, Kirk Hinrich was taken by the Chicago Bulls with the Seventh Overall Pick in the loaded 2003 Class.  Hinrich was never a star NBA player, but his workmanlike skills carved out a long career in the Association.

Hinrich was an All-Rookie player, and the Guard quickly became known for his intensity and immediate leadership. He was never going to be a regular on the highlight reel, but he was going give everything he had, and in his first five seasons, he averaged at least 11 Points and 6 Assists per Game, peaking with a 16.6 year in 2006-07.  In that same campaign, Hinrich was a Second Team All-Defensive Player, and he could have easily earned a couple more as a Bull.

Hinrich was traded to Washington after the 2009-10 season, but he came back when as an Atlanta Hawk, he was traded back to Chicago, where he played three more years before being traded back to Atlanta.  The former Jayhawk averaged 11.4 Points per Game over 748 Games with Chicago.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall 6/26/03.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Washington Wizards with Kevin Seraphin and Cash for Vladimir Veremeenko and a Trade Exception 6/24/10.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 7/23/12.

    Departed (2): Traded to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a three-team trade. Atlanta traded Justin Holiday to Chicago.  Atlanta traded Shelvin Mack to the Utah Jazz.  Utah traded a 2018 2ndRound Pick (which would be Sylatoslav Mykhailuk) 2/18/16.

  • Games Played: 748
  • Per Game Averages: 31.5 MP
    .477 eFG%
    .797 FT%
    11.4 PTS
    3.0 RB
    5.1 AST
    1.1 STL
    0.3 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 13.1 PER
    .514 TS%
    13.0 VORP
    47.6 WS
  • Played For: Chicago Bulls
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Defensive (2007)
    First Team All-Rookie (2004)

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