According to K.C. Johnson, 9-year veteran Kirk Hinrich has verbally agreed to sign with the Chicago Bulls. Though the details are yet to be confirmed, Hinrich is expected to sign a 2-year deal for just over $6 million. The 6’4 guard was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 7th pick in the 2003 draft, and he’ll make his way back to help them in the absence of Derrick Rose. As a combo guard, Hinrich fits their needs right now as he can start at point for the injured Rose, and then slide over to shooting guard when the MVP returns. The 31-year-old averaged 6.6 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.1 rebounds in 25 minutes per game last season with the Hawks- but his best career numbers came with the Bulls. THe deal will become official when free-agency moratorium ends on July 11th. This news almost guarantees the departure of C.J Watson who averaged 9.7 points and 4 assists last year.