We're beginning to see the market for former Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich form, with the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics all looking like potential suitors for the veteran's services. The 31-year-old spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks before becoming an unrestricted free agent this summer.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, the Lakers are considering Hinrich as part of their search for a new point guard. The team has also considered retaining Ramon Sessions, but Hinrich, Chauncey Billups and Jameer Nelson are under consideration as alternative options.
In addition to the Lakers, the Jazz and Celtics could also be suitors, as Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports:
Jazz also may have interest in Kirk Hinrich. Also, keep an eye out for some potential Ray Allen-Thunder buzz.— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) July 1, 2012
Celtics reportedly have interest in Jamal Crawford. Source adds they may also meet with Kirk Hinrich.— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) July 1, 2012
Hinrich presumably wouldn't start in either Utah or Boston given the respective presences of recently-acquired Mo Williams and Rajon Rondo, but he'd provide a solid second option for either team. If he lands in L.A., it's more likely that he'd be the starter given their lack of quality options.