Kirk Hinrich

Kirk Hinrich (ATL) “Captain Kirk” | “The Gritfather” ad

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ATL Guard: 6’4, 190 lbs; 14th year, Kansas | Career: 10.9 points/game, 4.8 assists/game, 41% FG

Kirk Hinrich aka the ‘Gritfather’ is still kicking as a backup guard in the Association; early on, Hinrich made a name for himself as a two-way guard who brought a max. effort each night – he still brings toughness & GRIT but it’s getting more difficult for Kirk to keep up w/ elite athletes on any given night; liable to dribble himself into a coma if the action breaks down – Kirk’s shot has gone south in recent years but he remains a decent defender (at the two); always seems to be nursing some sort of injury; fill-in guard who can step in from time to time and make a difference – high basketball IQ; shouldn’t be counted on for more than 15-20 min./night at this point; Chicago‘s all-time leader in 3-pointers made; is the sun about ready to set on Kirk’s career?

DOG Status: Salty DOG


NBA Role: backup combo guard

Signature Shot: ‘post-screen’ pull-up

 (*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: TBD