Sunday , May , 25 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kirk Hinrich Generating a Lot of Interest

To clear up his backcourt for Rose, a Chicago-area product, Paxson will find a new home for Kirk Hinrich, an attractive asset given his level of play over the past five seasons and reasonable contract. Hinrich’s five-year, $47.5-million deal started this past season at $7.8 million, and ends in 2011-12, at $11.4.

The Knicks, Denver, the Clippers, Seattle, Phoenix and Orlando are expected to make a run at Hinrich.

Beasley’s scoring prowess has earned him comparisons to Derrick Coleman. But unlike the ex-Net, who didn’t care much for basketball, other than the monetary rewards it provided, Beasley has shown that he plays hard. [New York Daily News]