MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau acknowledged Saturday that point guard Kirk Hinrich’s offensive numbers had dipped recently, but Thibodeau said that’s not how he measures Hinrich’s play.
“The challenge I think for the point guard with running the team he has to be obviously much more concerned with the team than his own individual plight,” Thibodeau said after Saturday’s shootaround at the University of Marquette. “I’ve evaluated him on how the team is functioning with him on the floor. His ability to execute the offense has been very good. His defense has been outstanding.”
“To me, the shots -- as long as they’re the right shots -- he’s already proven what he can do in this league,” said Thibodeau, whose team plays the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. “I know he’ll come around.”