ATLANTA Kirk Hinrich has the unenviable task of trying to catch up on the fly.
Its not just that the Hawks guard hadnt played basketball in about nine months a combination of the NBA lockout and shoulder surgery last November its also that the compressed NBA schedule hardly leaves any time for practices.
All of it is leaving Hinrich somewhat frustrated. In seven games back, hes averaging just 4.0 points and 1.6 rebounds per game well below his career averages of 12.9 points and 3.3 rebounds.
For the Hawks, Hinrichs situation suggests that dealing with injuries doesnt just mean having to play without those who arent suiting up as All-Star Al Horford and Jason Collins have left a gaping hole at center. It also means that trying to get some players like Hinrich healthy and back to 100 percent is a work in progress as the team has lost three straight after going 4-1 on the road.
Hinrich was asked about the difficulty of trying to work his way back into shape with the schedule b...