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Hawks trade for Kirk Hinrich

Feb 23, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

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Multiple sources are reporting that the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade Mike Bibby, Mo Evans, rookie Jordan Crawford, and a #1 pick to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong.

This deal fills an obvious need for the Hawks. Mike Bibby is still a sharpshooter, but he has contributed in few other ways this season. His defense has always been an issue, he’s shooting worse on two-point shots than he is on three-pointers, and he’s averaged only 3.6 assists per game.

Hinrich isn’t a top point guard in the league, and he never quite lived up to the promise he showed during the 06-07 season, but he is the epitome of a solid guard. He plays good defense, can knock down the open shot, and is a quality passer who doesn’t make many mistakes. This certainly isn’t the biggest trade of the day, but the Hawks did get a much-needed upgrade at the point guard spot.

  1. skinsdiehard - Feb 23, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    What about the Wizards? They have had Hinrich on the roster and obtained 3 first round picks for him….2010 17th pick from the Bulls for him and $3MM cash from Wiz….Jordan Crawford (2010 27th pick) and future 2011 1st rd pick from Hawks. That’s a good haul in 9 months from a player like Hinrich for a rebuilding team.

  2. hnirobert3 - Feb 24, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    This will take Joe Johnson off of Wade if the Heat and Hawks meet in the playoffs. Good move for ATL.

  3. hollywood26 - Feb 24, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Great trade for the wiz. we get a young player who can play the 2 or 3 as well as more draft picks. Now if we can somehow move Blatche we’d start to have a team of professionals

    • paintan8 - Feb 24, 2011 at 8:29 PM

      Nothing the Wizards do will be good until they fire Grunfeld. He’ll probably sell those draft picks for cash or trade them for Luther Head and James Posey.

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