Kirk Hinrich played his first game as a member of the Atlanta Hawks last night, a 95-79 win over the Golden State Warriors. Though he only played 17 minutes, as he's still adjusting to the traditional Hawks offense -- drive until halftime, then play around-the-world for the rest of the game -- he looked decent. Jeff Teague got the start over Hinrich, which will probably not continue for much longer.
He hit his first shot as a Hawk, a three-pointer, finishing with eight points, three rebounds, and three assists. He also wore an awful lot of asynchronous gear like one knee pad and one elbow pad, making him look like an NBA 2K create-a-player.â†µ
The other new guy, Hilton Armstrong, played one minute.â†µ
Peachtree Hoops appreciated Hinrich's defensive hustle, likely the part of his game Hawks fans were most looking forward to after the Mike Bibby years. Warriors guards shot terribly all night long though, so it'll be interesting to see what happens when Hinrich plays a whole game.â†µ
If you had any doubts about his Hawksiness, PH reminds you that Larry Drew sat him with two fouls. If you're sitting with two fouls, you're a true Atlanta Hawk.â†µ