On December 30, 2021, as he toiled amongst the leaders in steals in the NBA G League, Hinton earned a NBA Call-Up with a 10-day contract with the Indiana Pacers. Hinton had been with the Pacers in training camp and the preseason before transitioning to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Hinton's time with Indiana was brief, appearing in two games in January. But, he was part of the record setting year in call-ups for the Mad Ants as the third player to be called up during the season.
Hinton would be rewarded again at the end of the Mad Ants' season with a two-way contract for the last two games of the season. However, due to health and safety protocols, Hinton would not be able to appear in either game.
Hinton became the third Mad Ant to ever receive multiple call ups in the same season and just the fifth to receive multiple call ups during their Mad Ants career.