Hinrich picks up player option, Bulls introduce Portis

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Kirk Hinrich will officially be a Chicago Bull for an 11th season as of Monday.


The Bulls announced via press release that the 12-year veteran exercised his player option for the upcoming season. Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, his player option is worth $2.85 million.


This move doesn’t come as a surprise, though. The Johnson also reported that the Bulls expected Hinrich to opt in for the second year of the contract he signed in 2014.


Bulls host introductory press conference for Bobby Portis

The Bulls held a 2 p.m. central press conference to introduce their first-round draft pick, Bobby Portis.


Portis is a 6-foot-11 power forward out of Arkansas. He averaged 17.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in 29.9 minutes and shot 53.6 percent from the field for the 2014-15 season, his sophomore season.


At the press conference, general manager Gar Forman said, ” “We really like the versatility of his game, his ability to play inside and outside.”


Portis also hinted at the idea that he’ll be in Chicago for a lengthy amount of time:



Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.


Ashley Wijangco


<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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