December 14, 2017, 6:54 pm
The Wolves reportedly considered signing George Hill as a free agent this past offseason according to coach Tom Thibodeau.
Thibodeau said he liked Hill’s shooting and defensive abilities. Ultimately the Wolves decided to sign Jeff Teague to a three-year, $57 million deal in July.
Hill also signed a three-year, $57 million deal in July but only $1 million is guaranteed in the final year of his contract.
Hill is putting together an underwhelming season so far for the Kings, posting averages of 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 45.8 percent shooting from the field. He’s shooting 44.3 percent from three which is on track to be a career-high, however, he’s only shooting 2.5 3-pointers per game which is near the lowest mark in his nine-year career.
He’s eligible to be traded from December 15 onward, and the readiness of De’Aaron Fox and Frank Mason could push the Kings towards potentially moving the veteran guard.