The Atlanta Hawks traded guard Mike Bibby, rookie guard Jordan Crawford, swingman Maurie Evans and a first-round pick in the 2011 draft to the Washington Wizards in exchange for guard Kirk Hinrich and forward Hilton Armstrong.
And I'm a bit surprised that the person who wrote the SI.com article considered Hinrich to be an upgrade over Bibby.
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Hinrich was high on the Lakers' wish list, so this is a loss for them.
I remember that both Bibby and Hinrich have seen better days. Hinrich was a very capable #2 on the young post-Jordan Bulls and Bibby came within a Tim Donaghy of the Finals. That was a long time ago and neither guy is what you'd consider a spring chicken.
Except for wanting to compete with Toronto, I can't see there being much interest in a basketball team. Add in the fact that it didn't work in Vancouver and the Expos barely hangin around and I don't see it happening.