Hawks trade for Hinrich
By Sports Network
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks acquired guard Kirk Hinrich and forward/center Hilton Armstrong in a five-player trade with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
The Hawks sent guards Mike Bibby and Jordan Crawford, swingman Maurice Evans and a first-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to the Wizards to complete the deal.
"We felt we had a good opportunity to improve our ballclub by adding Kirk and Hilton," executive vice president/general manager Rick Sund said. "Kirk is a well-rounded player that gives us options at both guard positions. In addition to being a solid and hard-nosed defender, he is a good shooter who can also distribute the ball. His resume includes significant playoff experience as well. Hilton can play both center and power forward, and will add frontcourt depth."
Hinrich averaged 11.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 48 games with the Wizards this season, his first with the club. The Kansas product spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Chicago Bulls before being traded to Washington on July 8, 2010.
Armstrong played in 41 games with the Wizards this season and averaged just 1.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. He was selected in the first round, 12th overall, in the 2006 NBA Draft by New Orleans where he spent his first three-plus seasons before also playing for Houston and Sacramento last year.
Bibby averaged 9.4 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 56 games with Atlanta this season. He has also played for Vancouver and Sacramento during his 13 seasons and has career averages of 15.4 points and 5.7 assists per game.
Evans had played in 47 games this year and averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 boards, while Crawford, the 27th overall pick of the 2010 draft, played in just 16 contests for the Hawks.