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George Hill | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: IUPUI
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Pacers coach Frank Vogel expects George Hill to have "a big year" with Lance Stephenson gone and Paul George injured.
"[Hill] was asked to sort of defer a lot last year to Paul and to Lance and I think he was capable of doing a lot more than he showed," Vogel said. Hill's usage rate plummeted to a career-low 14.8 last season, and he attempted a mere 8.1 shots in 32 minutes per game. His stats should jump across the board this year, making him a sneaky PG to target after the middle rounds. Aug 12 - 6:27 PM
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Pacers president Larry Bird reiterated that he'd like to acquire a point guard who can "break down the defenses."

"We’re always looking," said Bird. "A great point guard is hard to get. We’re happy with George Hill, and C.J. [Watson] has done a great job for us." Indiana has reportedly inquired about Goran Dragic and Rajon Rondo, but that seems like due diligence and nothing has come of their interest. At the moment, the Pacers' primary focus is retaining free agent SG Lance Stephenson.
Jul 11 - 10:25 AM

Pacers president Larry Bird praised George Hill's defense but said he wants his team's starting PG to be "more active on offense."

In his fifth NBA season, Hill's scoring dipped to 10.3 points on a mere 8.1 shot attempts per game. He chipped in 3.5 assists, down from 4.7 last season, and frequently deferred playmaking duties to Paul George and Lance Stephenson. The Pacers ranked 22nd in Offensive Efficiency last season, before losing to Miami in the Eastern Conference finals, so it's a given that Bird and company will search out ways to improve.
Source: USA Today
Jun 4 - 9:29 AM

The NBA will review the Game 6 altercation between George Hill and Mike Scott.

During the second quarter, Hill pushed Scott out of bounds while trying to box him out. Scott came back at him and the two went chin-to-chin, shoving each other up high. We doubt there will be any punishments handed down from that, but replays did show Paul George taking two steps from his the bench onto the court. By the true letter of the law, he's subject to suspension. That said, it would be an incredibly weak move by the NBA to ban George from a Game 7. He did not get involved in the scuffle.
May 2 - 9:17 AM

George Hill (hip) missed practice on Wednesday due to a hip pointer.

Coach Frank Vogel added he will be ready to go for Game 6 on Thursday. Hill played a much better game on Monday and was going to the basket, but the Pacers just didn't enough from their other guys. He has played at least 36 minutes in each of the last three games and should be in that neighborhood again.
Apr 30 - 2:29 PM

Head coach Frank Vogel said on Wednesday that he will continue to play George Hill and C.J. Watson together.

With the way C.J. Watson has performed this postseason, Frank Vogel said to expect "a lot more" two point guard lineups. Watson is not scoring at huge rate, but his accuracy from beyond the arc, 4-of-6 this series, spaces the floor well and creates driving lanes for George Hill. Hill had his best game of the series in Tuesday's win, scoring 15 points in 33 minutes. With Vogel committed to a two point guard look, Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson may see a decrease in minutes.
Apr 23 - 3:16 PM

George Hill hit 5-of-8 shots for 15 points, four rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's big Game 2 win over the Hawks.

Hill's offense was key to the Pacers' 17-0 run in the third quarter that ended the game, but he didn't score a point in the first half. Hill will have to keep it going in Atlanta for Games 3 & 4 on Thursday and Saturday. C.J. Watson had 10 points, five rebounds and two assists off the bench tonight.
Apr 22 - 9:41 PM

Frank Vogel said that during Saturday's Game 1 defeat the Pacers "didn't trust the passes well enough, didn't move the ball well enough."

A lack of ball movement has characterized the Pacers' late-season collapse, but the problems weren't contained to the offensive end. Vogel also highlighted breakdowns in one-on-one defense and the Hawks' relentless ability to get into the paint, which is largely due to Jeff Teague's penetration and the Hawks' frontcourt spreading the court out to the 3-point line.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 21 - 10:00 AM

George Hill hit 5-of-8 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in Saturday's Game 1 loss to the Hawks.

Hill was abused by Jeff Teague tonight (28 points, five assists) and isn't a good matchup for Atlanta's point guard. He could end up giving way to C.J. Watson for the rest of the series, as Hill and Roy Hibbert haven't looked right since the All-Star break. The Pacers no longer have homecourt advantage in this series, nor have they figured out how to match up with Atlanta.
Apr 19 - 9:57 PM

The Pacers will not rest George Hill on Wednesday, though he may not play the entire game.

Hill is averaging 3.5 assists this season, which have created an average of 11.8 points per 48 minutes for the Pacers. That ranks him 112th among qualifying players, sandwiched between Evan Turner and Marc Gasol. It's a paltry mark for a starting point guard, though in fairness the Pacers' offense doesn't give him many opportunities.
Apr 15 - 2:27 PM

George Hill scored three points in 23 minutes vs. the Thunder on Sunday with two assists and four fouls.

A lot of players get into foul trouble against the Thunder and Hill couldn't find a rhythm. He's had plenty of bumps in the road all season, but scoring just three points in his last two games since resting on Wednesday is one of his lowest lows. He'll look to turn it around in the season finale on Wednesday in an important game.
Apr 13 - 4:20 PM

George Hill might as well have bought a ticket to Friday's one-sided loss to the Heat, posting just four assists and two turnovers without taking a single shot in a whopping 33 minutes.

We're not sure how Frank Vogel is going to handle this back-breaking loss but C.J. Watson (10 points, one assist, 19 minutes) is at least willing to compete. Watson is coming off a longer-term injury and it's unclear how many minutes he could theoretically handle, but the Pacers have to look at any and all options as their collapse has reached historic proportions.
Apr 12 - 12:25 AM

George Hill (rest) will join the Pacers' other four starters on the sidelines for Wednesday's game.

The Pacers have lost seven of their past nine games and coach Frank Vogel believes that exhaustion is part of the problem. He has a point, as 27-year-old Hill's shooting numbers have declined while playing 35 minutes per game since the All-Star break. Donald Sloan will get the start at PG on Wednesday, with support from C.J. Watson (elbow).
Apr 9 - 1:45 PM

George Hill scored just eight points in 38 minutes vs. John Wall and the Wizards on Friday, adding three rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Pacers' road loss.

He scored two points in 41 minutes of action on Wednesday and is a combined 4-of-10 from the field in Indy's past two games. Playing time hasn't been an issue for Hill, who is averaging 36 minutes per game in March, but he's shooting just 39.0 percent from the field (32.0 percent from downtown), and his mediocre assists (3.8) and steals (0.8) aren't making up the deficit.
Mar 28 - 10:00 PM

George Hill hit just 1-of-4 shots for two points, four rebounds and four assists despite playing 41 minutes on Wednesday.

He also missed a pair of big free throws with the game on the line late and Larry Bird probably had some words with him after the game. The Pacers held on for the win and Hill had 17 points and four dimes on Monday, but the Pacers simply need him to play better than this going forward.
Mar 27 - 12:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
3Rasual Butler
SF1Solomon Hill
2Damjan Rudez
3Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen