G Kirk Hinrich returns to Bulls

Associated Press Modified: July 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm •  Published: July 23, 2012
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CHICAGO (AP) — Kirk Hinrich is back with the Chicago Bulls.

The team announced the move Monday, bringing back a player they drafted in the first round nine years ago and giving themselves a reliable point guard while Derrick Rose recovers from knee surgery.

Hinrich played his first seven seasons with the Bulls before being traded to the Washington Wizards in 2010 and later being sent to the Atlanta Hawks. The 6-4 guard averaged 6.6 points for the Hawks last season in 48 games and has career averages of 12.5 points and five assists.

Hinrich is the Bulls' franchise leader in 3-point field goals made with 812 and attempted with 2,144.