(CBS) The Bulls announced Monday the team has signed free-agent guard Kirk Hinrich.
“We are pleased to be able to bring Kirk back to Chicago,” Bull general manager Gar Forman said. “His ability to play both spots in the backcourt will help us immensely this season. Kirk’s tenacity and passion for the game complement our style of play, and we look forward to seeing him back in a Bulls uniform.”
The 31-year-old Hinrich was originally drafted by the Bulls in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft. He played the first seven seasons of his career with the Bulls, but was traded to the Wizards following the 2010 season. Last season with the Hawks, he played in 48 games (31 starts) and averaged 6.6 ppg, 2.8 apg, 2.1 rpg, 0.80 spg, 25.8 mpg, .414 from the field, .346 from behind the arc and .781 from the line.
“I’m very excited to be back in Chicago and to wear a Bulls uniform once again,” said Hinrich. “I look forward to getting back out on the court as a Bull, and contributing to the team in any way I can.”
Hinrich returns to Chicago as the franchise’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made (812) and three-point field goals attempted (2,144). He also ranks fourth in assists (3,004), fourth in steals (655), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.379), eighth in mpg (17,499), eighth in field goal attempts (6,053), 10th in scoring (6,902) and 11th in field goals made (2,510).