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George Hill | Guard | #3

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 188
College: IUPUI
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (26) / SA
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George Hill played 24 minutes and hit 3-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, one rebound, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
Hill's averaging just 9.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 3-pointers in 23 minutes in his two games with the Cavs, and it's not all that surprising given how much LeBron James handles the ball. Hill's more of a glorified shooting guard on this team than a point guard, but J.R. Smith has been hot in his last two, negatively impacting Hill. Hill is probably still worth owning as long as he's starting for the Cavs, but expectations should probably be tempered, at least as long as Smith (and LeBron) are so hot. Feb 13 - 11:11 PM

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George Hill looked like a perfect fit with the first unit in his Cavs' debut on Sunday, registering 12 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

Hill did an excellent job of staying in front of Kyrie Irving on defense, and he also had a nice two-man game going with LeBron James. The Cavs starting unit of Hill-J.R. Smith-James-Cedi Osman-Tristan Thompson posting a 126.4 offensive rating, and a much improved 93.0 defensive rating for a net rating of 33.4. He gives the Cavs' a defensive presence at the point that they didn't have before, and his minutes should trend up as he becomes more familiar with the team.
Feb 11 - 6:22 PM

George Hill will start at point guard in his Cavs debut Sunday vs. the Celtics.

LeBron James, Cedi Osman, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson will round out the Cavs starting five vs. Boston. Hill's fantasy value receives a nice boost in the move from Sacramento to Cleveland. Hill is shooting 45.3 percent from 3-point range this season, which is the second high percentage in the NBA. He'll get plenty of wide-open looks playing alongside LeBron.
Feb 10 - 1:37 PM

George Hill will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

All players involved in a trade have to pass their medicals before any of them can play, but Iman Shumpert won't have his until Saturday. That means Hill's debut won't be until Sunday vs. Boston. Hill is an 85th percentile defender against PNR ball-handlers this season according to Synergy and should give Cleveland's woeful defense a boost. He's a solid pickup for his points, triples, dimes and steals.
Feb 9 - 5:53 PM

George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood are not expected to play on Friday.

The Cavs committed some major money to these guys, so they'll be playing once active. Hill is a terrific fit in the offense, posting a 47.1 percentage on catch-and-shoot treys to help him be a 98th percentile scorer in both spot-up and hand-off plays. Injury concerns aside, he should be owned in standard leagues.
Feb 9 - 2:44 PM

The Cavs have acquired George Hill in a three-team trade, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

The Cavs have been looking for a low-usage point guard that can space the floor, and they get their man in Hill. The former King will no longer be getting as much scheduled rest in Cleveland, and he should basically slide into Dwyane Wade's minutes. Hill isn't the strongest add here, but he actually gains value in 12-team leagues. Again, Cleveland is not done.
Feb 8 - 1:05 PM

George Hill scored 14 points with five assists, four rebounds, two triples and two turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Bulls on Monday.

De'Aaron Fox left the game with a sprained left ankle and didn't return, so Hill took over down the stretch. He hit 4-of-9 shots and 4-of-5 free throws, but since the Kings don't play again until after the Feb. 8 deadline, this could've been his last game in a Kings uniform. Considering how much the Kings have rested him, a trade would be good news for his value.
Feb 6 - 12:37 AM

The trade that would have sent George Hill to Cleveland was held up because the Cavs wanted Hill to agree to a buyout if LeBron James left as a free agent next summer.

"George Hill, they didn’t want to buy him out this year," said Brian Windhorst of ESPN. "What they wanted to do was protect themselves in the event that, if LeBron James left, whether George Hill would be willing to take a buyout on the $20 million he’s owed on his contract after this season." Essentially the Cavs asked Hill to sacrifice $20 million in guaranteed money if LBJ opted to leave, and Hill wasn't feeling that. Anything could happen, but at this point, a trade seems unlikely.
Source: ESPN
Jan 30 - 5:19 PM

The Cavs and Kings are "further apart on a trade for George Hill than it first appeared," according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.

After multiple published reports last week, it appeared the two teams were zeroing on a deal that would also involve Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert. However, Vardon reports that the two sides "were never closer," and that significant hurdles toward a potential deal remain. The report also notes that, according to league sources, "Hill may still be dealing with a sore toe that nagged him last season."
Jan 26 - 11:22 AM

George Hill did not play on Thursday against the Heat.

It was his turn again and it's been his turn a lot lately with three DNPs in his last four games. There's some talk of the Cavs still going after Hill in a trade and it may have fallen through, so the Kings could be resting him more than anyone else to prevent an injury.
Jan 25 - 10:12 PM

George Hill (rest) and Kosta Koufas (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Magic.

The Kings are on the second night of a back-to-back, so this will be the typical veterans' day off, and with both of them unavailable there will be more minutes for guys like De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein. It sounds like Hill could be shipped off to Cleveland any day now.

The Cavs and Kings remain engaged in a deal that would send George Hill to Cleveland, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye have been the primary players involved on Cleveland's side of the conversation, but with 15 players already on the roster in Sacramento, they'd need to include someone else to make the deal work. While a move away from Sacramento would help Hill's rest-of-season potential, going to Cleveland's backcourt where he'd fight for minutes with the likes of Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade isn't exactly ideal either.

George Hill scored three points with five assists, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

His trade value is about as low as Death Valley right now and the Kings will be resting him. The Cavs are reportedly interested in Hill, but it's not going to be easy with his three-year, $57 million deal. Drop him.
Jan 22 - 9:36 PM

George Hill said he's focused on the Kings right now despite all the trade rumors.

"Whatever, just try to do the best I can, stay professional in every situation and have fun doing it," he said. "There’s a reason why I’m here. God put me in this situation for a reason that I don’t know. So I’ve got to stay the course, trust the process and keep being a pro about it and figure it out on the fly." Hill was a DNP-CD on Friday vs. the Grizzlies because the Kings are resting two veterans in every game, but he'll be back in the rotation on Monday vs. the Hornets (barring a surprise). If you're stashing Hill, you're hoping for a trade sooner rather than later.
Jan 21 - 10:52 AM

George Hill was a healthy scratch on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

This all but confirms that Hill is going to be one of five veterans that the Kings will rest frequently going forward (two veterans every game). Hill is a trade candidate and the Cavaliers "are expressing interest in a trade," so he may not have to deal with this nonsense too much longer.
Jan 19 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Rodney Hood
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
3Jeff Green
PF1Kevin Love
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Nance
3Ante Zizic