Chicago Bulls send PG Kirk Hinrich to Atlanta Hawks

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 19, 2016 at 1:02 AM
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The Atlanta Hawks obtained veteran guard Kirk Hinrich from the Chicago Bulls for a future second-round draft pick and guard Justin Holiday on Thursday.

The Hawks made the trade shortly after moving reserve point guard Shelvin Mack to the Utah Jazz.

Atlanta reacquires Hinrich five years after getting him from the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline. Hinrich was initially obtained by Atlanta in a deal for Mike Bibby, but he was injured in the first round of the playoffs and missed the series with the Bulls.

In his only full season for the Hawks, Hinrich averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 assists per game after missing the first 18 games of the 2011-12 season following left shoulder surgery.

Hinrich, who began his career with the Bulls, returned to Chicago on a two-year deal in July 2012 and re-signed with the Bulls on a two-year deal two years later.

When the Hawks did not retain Hinrich, it opened a starting spot for Jeff Teague. Now the 35-year-old will join Dennis Schroder as one of Teague's backups.

This year with the Bulls, Hinrich averaged 3.8 points in 35 games. In 868 career games, Hinrich has averaged 11 points and 6.8 assists.

Holiday signed with the Hawks last July and has played in 94 NBA games with Atlanta, Golden State and Philadelphia. He has career averages of 3.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. This season in 26 games, Holiday is averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 rebound.

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