Hinrich could return to court in time for matchup vs. Spurs


The San Antonio Spurs will face the Atlanta Hawks this Wednesday in San Antonio and the Hawks’ Kirk Hinrich hopes to be back in uniform after recovering from left shoulder surgery as Atlanta hits the road.

“I hope I’ll be playing sometime on this trip,” he said.

Hinrich started in 22 of his 24 games with Atlanta last season after he was traded to the Hawks from Washington. He averaged 10.2 points and 4.0 assists overall.

Last season versus San Antonio, Hinrich averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 assists, was perfect at the free-throw line (3-3), 33% from the three-point line, 52% from the field in 33 minutes in three games against the Spurs.

And should Hinrich play against the Spurs, the Spurs will need to make sure he doesn’t get into the paint.

Last season, he averaged 67% shooting (above his average) against the Spurs in the paint and averaged 44% shooting (8-18) mid-range.