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NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

Posted on: February 23, 2011 7:43 pm
 
An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff

Kirk Hinrich AND Hilton Armstrong TRADED TO ATLANTA FOR Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby, Mo Evans AND A FIRST ROUND PICK

Atlanta receives : Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong

Washington : Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby, Mo Evans, first-round pick

(Yahoo! Sports, NBA.com )

Analysis: The Hawks are clearly trying to make a move to keep from falling in the East. Mike Bibby has done well with Hawks, but there's just always been something missing for Atlanta. Is Kirk Hinrich really the answer? Well, that's a good question. Hinrich is a clear upgrade though defensively over Bibby, which is somewhere the Hawks have been killed this year. His place in the offense won't be that much different than Bibby, as he'll find open perimeter shots, but again, his upgrade on the other end is key for Atlanta.

The Wizards are clearly shedding some salary here and really the best part of the deal is probably the first-round pick. Stockpiling young talent is never bad so acquiring Jordan Crawford, who has some scoring talent could potentially work out well in the future. Washington isn't going anywhere soon so this is one of those rebuilding moves.
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Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 3:18 pm
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

I'm a long time Hawks fan, and my prediction this year (with or without Kirk Hinrich):  Hawks Finish either 4th or 5th in the East, and either way loose to the Magic in the first round of the playoffs.



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:18 pm
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

As a Bulls fan I loved Captain Kirk. He was a gutty, gritty, grinder with a good mid-range jumper. He could set a pick and take a charge and never complained about playing time, even when he got benched in favor of Derrick Rose. But, he was not "dealt" to Washington, the Bulls got nothing in return for him. They just needed to get rid of his contract. Also, he had lost his clutch jumper, targeting iron a lot more than net. There is no doubt he was a stud at KU - I hated him as he shot daggers into the Illini during the NCAA tournament. But, he is no longer an elite player, if he ever really was. Hinrich will be a very good team player for the Hawks and will fill a role, but he is not going to be a difference-maker in their playoff run.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 1:09 pm
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

Kirk Hinrich was on his way to being one of the superstars of the NBA.  He was leading a rebuilding Chicago Bulls team who sold him out when they drafted Derrick Rose.  With the money they were paying Rose, they had to play him and bench Hinrich.  They shipped Hinrich to Washington.  Washington, in turn, drafted and paid John Wall forcing Kirk Hinrich into position of role player on a bad team.

Hinrich is a superstar, you could see it from his days at KU.  You non-believers will be eating your words when he leads the Hawks to greatness.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:19 pm
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

It seems to me that he is joking. I base that off of the line 'going after a player most teams are too stupid to see', as in - nobody else wants him so why should we go after him. I don't know, I could be wrong. But if he isn't joking, then God bless his heart.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:00 pm
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

@KUCALHOUN

I fail to see how the acquiring of Kirk Hinrich automatically make the Hawks a shoo in for the NBA title. There are few teams you have overlooked in your assessment of who would be would even make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

I think that Atlanta might be a second round playoff team. After that it would be very difficult for to place Atlanta above the Magic, Celtics, Heat and even the Bulls.

Now if you are speaking of future NBA titles then you might have assessed Hinrich as a step in building a championship team. However with the current players and additions the Hawks are not a championship caliber team at this time.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION”




Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 10:45 am
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

Kirk Hinrich is without a doubt one of the better players in the NBA.  The problem is he always plays on bad teams and is consistently overlooked.  Kudos to the Atlanta Hawks for going after a player most teams are too stupid to see.  Hinrich was meant to always be a Hawk.  The Atlanta Hawks just became a shoo-in for the NBA title.

Anybody know how much their odds improved in Vegas?



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 10:30 am
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

Great move for the Hawks. Mike Bibby is overrated, as many on this blog have said. He has been living off his postseason performance with the Kings for years now. The guy is a jack and a poor leader.



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 9:44 am
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

What this trade clearly indicates is how desperate the Hawks were to get rid of Mike Bibby!   Hinrich is an upgrade defensively but nothing significant that will make the Hawks a serious contender.    



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:59 am
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

Good trade for both teams.  Atlanta improves now, Washington may improve in the future.  Hinrich would have been long over the hill before a competitive team is built in D.C. anyway, so the Zards gave up nothing of any long run value.  They signed Hinrich for less than nothing -- they were paid to take him!  What they need is to start playing a team comprised of Seraphin, Booker, Crawford and Wall and whoever.  They need to find out if any of the kids other than Wall can learn to play and they need to keep their next draft pick high in the lottery.  Lewis, Howard and Bibby are stopgaps; McGee, Blatche and Young lack both intelligence and competitive spirit.  I'd trade as many of those 6 dogs as I could if I were in Grunfeld's shoes.  Any three and that pick just acquired for a lottery pick! 




Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2011 11:24 pm
 

NBA EOB Trade Deadline Tracker: Hinrich to Hawks

I prefer to measure defiance in rebounds and inches.


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