Bulls’ Hinrich Shows Worth in Absence
The impact (Kirk) Hinrich has on the game was not lost on his teammates after the Bulls’ 19-point loss in Game 5. They know how much of a presence he has on and off the floor and they know they’re in a bind without him.
“He’s our captain,” Bulls guard Nate Robinson said. “That’s like Tom Brady going down and somebody has to come in and fill in for him. At the same time, you got to be ready. And I know our guys, all of us collectively, we’re always ready to pick up somebody when they’re down. So if Kirk plays or if he doesn’t play we got to be ready regardless.”