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George Hill | Guard | #3

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 188
College: IUPUI
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (26) / SA
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According to Spurs reporter Jabari Young, San Antonio is expected to pursue free agent PG George Hill.
Hill was one of coach Gregg Popovich's favorite players before he was shipped off to Indiana in the deal for Kawhi Leonard, and Young adds that Hill has "long desired" to reunite with Pop. Hill still has a residence in San Antonio and works out at the team's practice facility often, so this seems like a credible report. The Spurs haven't made contact with Hill's camp yet, but they are expected to when free agency begins on July 1. The Spurs have also been linked to Chris Paul and surprisingly Derrick Rose, so point guard seems like a focus for the franchise with Tony Parker (quad) out until at least January and Patty Mills hitting the open market. Jun 22 - 12:59 PM

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Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said he is confident that Utah will be able to re-sign George Hill.

"There’s a very good chance, we’re each other’s best option come July," Lindsey said of Hill. However, Lindsey did acknowledge that if Hill got an exorbitant offer, Utah might not be able to match it. "I told him if he gets a crazy offer somewhere else and we helped him get that offer, 'you’re not going to get one poor thought, much less a word (from us)’ if he were to go," Lindsey said. "He helped us." Three of Utah's most important players, Hill, Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles, are all set to hit free agency in July.
May 19 - 9:26 AM

George Hill said that he's hoping to re-sign with the Jazz this summer.

"I really enjoyed playing with the guys here. I think we created a heck of a bond" Hill said. "Let’s stay together, build on what we’ve done this year. Hopefully we can do that." A report in early March by Tim MacMahon of ESPN indicated that Hill's camp is seeking a four-year deal worth $132 million, so a return to Utah is going to be difficult with Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles also hitting free agency. Hill recently turned 31 and missed a total of 36 games if you include the playoffs, so handing out that type of money will be a massive gamble.
May 15 - 12:40 PM

George Hill said that he will not need offseason surgery to repair his injured toe.

Hill stated that team doctors advised him to sit out longer when he first sustained the injury earlier in the season, but that he wanted to play. Hill missed a total of 36 games this season, including the playoffs. Sixteen of those were due to the toe. He said he was not worried that the injury-plagued 2016-17 season would make him less attractive in free agency because the toe issue was a "freak accident." Where Hill signs this summer will obviously have a significant impact on his fantasy value going forward.
May 9 - 1:21 PM

George Hill (toe) won't play in Game 4 vs. the Warriors on Monday according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Coach Quin Snyder recently talked about how Hill wouldn't be effective if he was less than 100 percent in this series, so the writing was on the wall. With Hill out for the third straight game, Shelvin Mack will likely draw another start and will try to help the Jazz avoid a sweep on their home court. In his last two starts, Mack averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.0 triples.
May 8 - 7:50 PM

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said it made sense to hold George Hill out for Games 2 and 3 because his toe injury "greatly impacts" his "effectiveness on the floor."

"It's really just more a question of his effectiveness and his toe," Snyder said. "He's missed games for this over the course of the season. And what happens is as he's playing, there are situations in the game that happen where he lands on it and pushes off and it just aggravates it. It aggravates it to a point where he's just not able to be effective." Hill is currently considered questionable for Game 4 on Monday, though Snyder was non-commital when asked about his status. If he's out again, expect Shelvin Mack to benefit the most with Dante Exum and Raul Neto fighting for scraps off the bench.
May 8 - 11:50 AM

George Hill (toe) is questionable to play in Game 4 against the Warriors on Monday.

We'll have a better idea on Hill's status based on his activity level during Monday morning's shootaround, but if he is forced to spend another game on the sidelines, Shelvin Mack figures to earn another start with Dante Exum and Raul Neto backing him up.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Mack provided a nice value again in Game 3, scoring 22.3 FD points. The backup point guard has averaged 0.75 FD ppm with a 24.3% usage rate across 179.1 minutes against the Warriors this season. Although he hasn’t been efficient from the floor overall in his two starts this postseason, he made 57.1% of his attempts from three and he was able to get to the line for 4.5 FTAs per game. He’s also contributing rebounds, assists, and steals, providing him a decent floor. Prices haven't been released yet for the Monday-Tuesday slate but depending on how Mack's salary changes, he could be a top value target again.
May 7 - 3:31 PM

George Hill (toe) will not play on Saturday night in Game 3 against the Warriors.

That's troubling news for the Jazz and now they'll almost certainly be starting Shelvin Mack again. Mack was actually solid in Game 3 with 14 points in 31 minutes. It also makes a lot of sense to roll with no-PG lineups to get some length against the Dubs. If you're counting Dante Exum as a point guard, the Jazz didn't use a no-PG lineup at all in Game 2 and even used two-PG lineups for five minutes. Mack is still a decent DFS target.
May 6 - 6:55 PM

George Hill (toe) is questionable to play against the Warriors in Game 3 on Saturday.

This is expected after Hill did not play in Game 2 on Thursday. Hill's left toe has been a problem for him in December, February, March, May and perhaps more than that. Shelvin Mack did a fine job in the starting lineup, scoring 14 points in 31 minutes. Expect an update on Saturday morning at shootaround.
May 5 - 7:53 PM

George Hill (toe) will not play in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Thursday.

The Jazz are calling his injury "left big toe soreness" which is the same issue that has bothered him for most of the season. "Its a big one. It's something he's been fighting all year," coach Quin Snyder said. "It's been sore. He's been playing through it." With Hill out, Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack are going to see the biggest bump in minutes, but Mack offers more upside in DFS because Exum is more of a defender. To be clear, Snyder wouldn't reveal if Mack, Exum or Raul Neto would start.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: If Mack gets the nod, he’ll be the top value play on the board. He’s been particularly effective against the Warriors; in two of three meetings during the regular season, Mack scored 16+ points and produced 25.9 and 31.9 FD points. Including the playoffs, Mack has returned 0.78 FD ppm against Golden State on a 26.1% usage rate across 111.4 minutes.
May 4 - 1:54 PM

George Hill hit just 3-of-12 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers, but also hit 5-of-5 free throws to finish Tuesday's big Game 5 win with 12 points, five rebounds and seven assists in a 96-92 win to take a 3-2 lead with Game 6 coming in Utah on Friday.

Hill didn't play all that well, but knocked down four clutch free throws with the game on the line and sent Chris Paul packing for a trip to Utah with the series on the line. CP3 dominated Hill tonight, but Hill came through from the free throw line when it mattered. The Jazz have a chance to put the Clippers out of their misery on Friday, and Hill will likely have to have some big plays in order for it to happen.
Apr 26 - 1:39 AM

George Hill scored 16 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes during a 97-95 win over the Clippers on Saturday.

He looked great and perhaps he's healthy for the first time in a while. Hill's foot injuries have kept his minutes and game totals limited, so getting 37 minutes out of Hill will help offset the loss of Rudy Gobert (knee). Even against Chris Paul's defense, Hill should make an impact on the stat sheet during this series.
Apr 16 - 1:25 AM

George Hill is expected to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

This is just a heads up for the oft-injured guard. He played very well on Monday with 20 points, so expect him to be a key piece against San Antonio. Revenge game?
Apr 12 - 3:16 PM

George Hill (groin) knocked down seven of his nine field-goal attempts, including five of his seven 3-pointer tries, to finish with 20 points, five assists and two steals over 19 minutes.

Hill was making his way back from a groin injury and it was already known he'd be playing with a minutes restriction up to just 20 minutes. It remains uncertain if he'll also play in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Spurs, so avoid plugging him back into the lineup in daily leagues and DFS play.
Apr 11 - 1:09 AM

George Hill (groin) will play "no more than 20" minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

While Hill is completely off the DFS radar, his return also ruins the fantasy appeal of Shelvin Mack and Dante Exum. He's also a low-end option in season-long leagues because of the restrictions. For now, it's unclear if the Jazz will let him play on Wednesday vs. the Spurs in the season finale.
Apr 10 - 9:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Dante Exum
3Shelvin Mack
4Raul Neto
5Nigel Williams-Goss
SG1Rodney Hood
2Joe Ingles
3Alec Burks
4Donovan Mitchell
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Joe Johnson
PF1Derrick Favors
2Boris Diaw
3Joel Bolomboy
C1Rudy Gobert
2Jeff Withey
3Tony Bradley