Posted November 25, 2013

Kirk Hinrich Fantasy Ownership Skyrockets with Derrick Rose Out for Season

Kirk Hinrich's fantasy stock is hot after Derrick Rose's injury. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Kirk Hinrich’s fantasy stock is hot after Derrick Rose’s injury. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Well, that was fast. With the news that Bulls guard Derrick Rose is out for the season after knee surgery, comes this:

The fantasy hounds are flocking to Rose’s backup, a 10-year veteran who’s averaged 12.1 points per game in his career. And while he’s a longshot to match Rose’s production, he does wear these sweet glasses and makes 80 percent of his free throws.

You just know some of those people were super psyched to get Hinrich first. Fantasy sports: getting people pumped for player injuries since 1980.