January 19, 2018, 5:20 pm
George Hill is a target for the Cavaliers and it seems they’re the favorites to land the veteran guard.
Sources: In effort to bolster backcourt, Cleveland emerges as interested suitor for Sacramento’s George Hill. Story: https://t.co/weWWGfM43d
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 19, 2018
This should come as no surprise to Kings fans since Hill, 31, has been an underwhelming addition to the team since signing a three-year, $57 million deal during the off-season.
Hill’s also missed a handful of games for personal reasons and has tamely lashed out about the direction the Kings are headed.
The Kings have a busy point guard depth chart with rookie guards De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason, who’s currently injured, expected to get extended looks this year as coach Dave Joerger and the front office have dove head into the youth movement.
The team also has Garrett Temple, who’s been his consistent self for much of the year, especially on the defensive end.
Hill has averaged 10.5 points, 2.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 27.2 minutes this year for the Kings.
After Joerger announced that the veterans on the roster would be rested for games at a time, it seemed obvious that Sacramento’s intent was to look to next season. Since the Joerger interview which happened after Monday’s loss, Hill is the second King to be mentioned in trade rumors or among the list of available Kings; the other being Kosta Koufos.
The question the Kings have now would be the type of return they can get for Hill who was coming off one of his best statistical years of his career heading into this season. His contract may be a bit high but he’s a solid back-up and even a potential starter depending on the team.