Hinrich tallied two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three assists, and two rebounds over 12 minutes in Tuesday's 110-83 Game 5 win over the Celtics. The 12 minutes were Hinrich's most of the series, but all came in garbage time with the Hawks staked to a big lead. Hinrich has served primarily as the third-string point guard throughout his stint with the Hawks, averaging 0.5 points, 1.1 assists, and 0.9 rebounds over 6.1 minutes in 15 appearances, four of which have come in the playoffs.
Hinrich will be available for Saturday's game against the Bucks, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reports. While he will dress and be available, Hinrich is not a lock to play in Saturday's game, and should therefore not be deployed in most daily formats. Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder should continue to dominate the point guard minutes going forward.
Hinrich will not play in Friday's game against the Heat, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Hinrich will arrive in Atlanta on Friday but will not be ready in time to take the court against the Heat. It appears he'll likely make his debut with the Hawks on Saturday, when they take on the Bucks. Look for Dennis Schroder to inherit the majority of the reserved point guard minutes on Friday night.
Hinrich has been traded to the Hawks in exchange for a second-round draft pick, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports. This move was a simple salary dump by the Bulls, which will save them close to $3 million in luxury taxes. Hinrich, who has spent nine full seasons with the Bulls, and two partial seasons with the Hawks, averaged 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.8 steals in 16 minutes per contest through 35 games in 2015-16. With Dennis Schroder and Jeff Teague set to take most of the minutes at point guard, it is likely that Hinrich will serve a bench role as the backup to the backup.
Hinrich has averaged 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 35 games played so far this season. Hinrich has missed games due to injuries this season and just can't seem to hold up anymore over the long grind of the NBA season. Even if the Bulls decide to trade away players at the deadline, it's unlikely they would deal away Hinrich considering what he means to the team and the franchise. As this season heads down the stretch, this might be Captain Kirk's final NBA campaign.
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