The Washington Wizards have traded Kirk Hinrich, along with Hilton Armstrong, to the Atlanta Hawks for Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby, Mo Evans, and a first-round pick, according to TNT’s David Aldridge. Portions of this deal were rumored as early as yesterday, but not many whispers on the deal had made it out until just now.
Hinrich would be an immediate contributor, taking over for Bibby as the team’s starting point guard. With Devin Harris off the market thanks to the Deron Williams trade, the only other point guard the Hawks have been reportedly linked to was Ramon Sessions — and since nobody was checking for the beginning of the Jeff Teague era, Hinrich doesn’t sound bad at all.
Hinrich is in his eighth NBA season and his first with the Wizards. Armstrong, a six-foot-11 forward/center, could see time as well, though he’s logged only 10 minutes per game with the Wizards this season.
More to come on this trade as we wait to see whether reports become reality. First sign of good news: Wizards fans slightly disapprove!