Jun 24, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT
The Wizards have coveted the 29-year-old Hinrich for several seasons,
wanting his veteran presence in their backcourt and his ability to play
both guard spots. Besides his on-court skill Washington believes that
Hinrich can be a solid mentor for John Wall, whom the Wizards will take
with the first pick in tonight’s NBA Draft.
The Wizards also would have some flexibility on how to set up the back court (Hinrich can play the two or the three). They also now have three first round picks: 1, 17 and 30.
And all of that is still not worth the $20 million and lack of flexibility they gave up for next summer.
3:09 pm: Ric Bucher of ESPN The Magazine is reporting that the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls have agreed in principle to a relatively small trade with huge implications.
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