Could Charlotte’s need for a backup point guard lead them to Kirk Hinrich?
Assuming Charlotte’s contract offer to Gordon Hayward is matched, the team will have a lot of money to spend on an ever deceasing free agent pool. Even if the contract is not matched, Charlotte still would have around 5 million in cap space. That money will undoubtedly be used to sign a backup to Kemba Walker. Right now Walker is the only point guard on the roster. A backup is essential, and in all actuality the team probably needs to sign two backup point guards. One player that has often be mentioned to sign is Ramon Sessions, who spent a year and a half with the team before being traded at last year’s trade deadline. Sessions, who is from South Carolina, has mentioned in the past that he would be open to a return. Another player that has been mentioned is Brian Roberts, who played last year for the New Orleans Pelicans.
A new name has come forward as Adrian Wojnarowski has mentioned Charlotte as a possible destination for free agent point guard Kirk Hinrich. Hinrich, an 11 year veteran who played last year for the Chicago Bulls, would be a good veteran addition to a young club. He would be the perfect backup for Kemba: good enough to play but not good enough to undermine Kemba Walker. Last year he averaged 9.1 points and 3.9 assists per game for a playoff team and he could easily duplicate that in the Queen City. If Chicago does not resign him Charlotte should certainly give him a long look.
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