The Atlanta Hawks wanted an upgrade at point guard. They were able to get just that by trading Mike Bibby to the Washington Wizards for Kirk Hinrich. Though Hinrich isn’t the shooter that Bibby is, he’s superior in just about every other facet of the game. With an arms racing heating up in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta did a good job of keeping up with the Joneses.
The Hawks also got Hilton Armstrong along with Hinrich. To go along with Bibby, the Wizards got Maurice Evans, Jordan Crawford and a 2011 first round draft pick.
On the season, Hinrich is averaging 11.1 points, 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 45.2% from the field, 38.4% from the three-point line and 87.6% on free throws. Bibby, who should help John Wall learn the point guard position, is averaging 9.4 points and 3.6 assists on the season, while shooting 43.5% from the field and 44.1% on three-pointers.