NBA Trade Rumors: Can Kirk Hinrich Help Atlanta Hawks Take Flight?
It’s been a morning of pancakes and trade rumors, and now the Atlanta Hawks have entered the game. With the trade rumors. The pancakes are mine.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Hawks are working hard to move Mike Bibby before Thursday’s deadline, and they’re eyeing both Kirk Hinrich and Andre Miller as his potential replacement. Newly acquired Nugget Raymond Felton remains another possibility.
The theme of the deadline for Atlanta seems to be shaking up a starting five that has suffered three consecutive second-round defeats. Mike Bibby, for everything he brings them offensively, is starting to show his age. Also troublesome? He can’t play defense. The Hawks have been unable to hide him defensively for the past three years and Hinrich would represent a significant upgrade in that regard.
Atlanta would be hoping that the cap savings provided in a Bibby for Hinrich swap would be appealing enough to get the Wizards to bite…and I have no idea what the Wizards would be hoping. It’s an awful trade for them. But hey, they’re the Wizards for a reason.
More as that develops.
Until then, the rumors persist, and so do my fingers.
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