From the moment Derrick Rose officially became a member of the Chicago Bulls, it was only a matter of time until the Kirk Hinrich trade rumors began.
We've got our first one.
As reported by Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News:
There are rumblings that, with Chicago having drafted point guard Derrick Rose with the top pick, Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich could be on the move, with Denver a possible landing spot.
Tomasson cautions that a Hinrich move would require a lot of creative money management by the Nuggets, who are already projected to clear the luxury tax threshold by leaps and bounds.
But it's still an intriguing idea.
We're not jumping into all of the logistics of such a move with such an unsubstantiated rumor, but it's an interesting thought to bring a more capable point guard than Anthony Carter into the fold to completely move Allen Iverson off the ball and into the role of the two-guard. Having a mainstay facilitator other than AI could allow the Answer and Melo Anthony (if he's still in the picture) to work more together off the ball and to really open the floor from the wings. Further, Hinrich played in a fast-paced scheme and thrived under Scott Skiles in Chicago in seasons prior to the debacle that was the past year.
He would be a curious fit in Denver.