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George Hill | Guard | #3

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 188
College: IUPUI
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (26) / SA
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George Hill scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Celtics in Game 3 on Saturday.
After the Cavs guards were crushed by their Boston counterparts, Hill set the tone early with 11 points in the first quarter to help the Cavs take a 32-17 lead after 12 minutes. Hill typically has strong starts when he has good games, so him slowing down after the strong start isn't a surprise. He really needed this one after Scary Terry Rozier roasted him. Expect heavy minutes for Hill going forward, especially now that he looks totally healthy. May 19 - 10:59 PM

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George Hill hit just 1-of-4 shots for three points, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

How Hill tied Jeff Green with the team lead in blocks, while Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love didn't have one, remains a mystery, but he'll have to play better on both ends of the floor if the Cavs are ever going to get a win in Boston in this series, assuming the Cavaliers are able to get a win at home on Saturday or Monday. Hill is now averaging a paltry 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.0 steals in his two games of this series. Gross.
May 15 - 11:55 PM

George Hill, Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith, LeBron James and Kevin Love will start for Sunday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Celtics.

The Cavs had a lot of success with this unit against Toronto, so they won't be making any changes to begin the Conference Finals. Hill hasn't been overly impressive throughout the playoffs thus far, but Smith and Korver have been deadly from beyond the arc while LBJ has gone into video game mode.

George Hill was excused from practice on Saturday to attend his college graduation from IUPUI.

Hill will re-join the Cavs on Sunday in Boston for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Hill played in an important role in Cleveland's sweep of Toronto in the second round, averaging 12.3 points (on 60.9 percent shooting) and 3.0 assists in 33 minutes over the final three games of the series. He will be matched up primarily against Terry Rozier in the conference finals.
May 12 - 1:14 PM

George Hill started in Tuesday's Game 1 as the Cavs went small against the Raptors, but hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points and three assists in 28 minutes.

He was negligible in this one, as LeBron James is clearly the Cavaliers' full-time point guard in the playoffs, as well as most of the regular season. Maybe the plan worked, as the Cavs stole a 113-112 overtime win to take a 1-0 lead in the series, but guys like Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith, Jeff Green and Tristan Thompson, and not Hill, stepped up for the Cavs.
May 2 - 12:27 AM

George Hill (back) is starting Game 1 vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.

After going big in Game 7 vs. Indiana with Tristan Thompson at center, the Cavaliers will go back to their small-ball lineup. Hill will be joined by J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, LeBron James and Kevin Love. Hill was banged up last round and had injections last week to alleviate his back spasms, so it will be interesting to see how he fares chasing Kyle Lowry around.
May 1 - 7:49 PM

Coach Ty Lue said that George Hill (back) was "good to go" for Game 1 vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.

Hill was sidelined for Games 4-6 in the Cavs first-round matchup vs. the Pacers, but returned to play a crucial role in the second half of Game 7, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, and a block in 19 minutes off the bench. He had injections last week to alleviate his back spasms, and they seemed to have helped. Hill staying healthy is extremely important for Cleveland.
May 1 - 1:02 PM

George Hill had injections recently to alleviate his back spasms, allowing him to play 19 minutes in the second half of Cleveland's Game 7 victory on Sunday.

The Cavs' offense was disjointed after halftime with Indiana's pressure defense causing problems, and Hill was terrific once coach Ty Lue called his number. Despite not playing in the first half, the veteran guard finished with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and one block, while shooting 9-of-11 at the free throw line. "When I got out there I was just gonna play hard and give it all I got," Hill said. "I wasn't worried about when [I played], just wanted to do the best I can." He'll get one day to rest before Game 1 vs. the Raptors on Tuesday, and for now we're assuming he'll be in uniform.
Apr 29 - 7:03 PM

George Hill returned from his back injury in time to provide some Game 7 heroics, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, and a block in 19 minutes off the bench.

The veteran guard made his money at the free throw line, finishing 9-of-11 after not playing a single second until the third quarter. It's unclear where Hill currently is with his health, so we'll have to wait and see if the Cavs feel comfortable enough to re-insert him into the first five ahead of Tuesday's Game 1 vs. the Raptors.
Apr 29 - 4:12 PM

George Hill (back) will give it a go for Game 7 on Sunday.

We'll assume that he will start, though coach Ty Lue wouldn't confirm. "Having an extra ballhandler is key," Lue said of Hill's return. The point guard has been banged up for about two weeks and was held out of the last three games. There's no word of any restrictions, so it will be interesting to see how many minutes he can handle with Cleveland's season on the line.
Apr 29 - 11:43 AM

George Hill (back) hopes to play in Game 7 on Sunday, but he is expected to be a game-time decision.

He said he feels better on Saturday, but that doesn't mean too much. The Cavs will likely make him available in a Game 7, so his status as the starter will be telling, especially with how the Cavs have not got much out of Jose Calderon.
Apr 28 - 2:11 PM

George Hill (back) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

It'll be his third game out and Hill continues to be a slower healer from injury. With him out, Jose Calderon is set for another start while Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith and maybe Jordan Clarkson should see some extra run. Korver is likely the best target, but coach Ty Lue would likely go with the hot hand late.
Apr 27 - 7:17 PM

Coach Ty Lue said the team hasn't decided if George Hill (back) will play on Friday against the Pacers.

In other words, he's a game-time call. Hill's back has kept him out for two games with Jose Calderon taking over as the starter. The Cavs haven't got much from their perimeter players, but Kyle Korver looks like he may benefit most.
Apr 27 - 6:39 PM

George Hill (back spasms) is questionable for Friday's Game 6 vs. the Pacers.

Hill, who tweaked his back early in the series, was sidelined for Games 4 and 5. Jose Calderon has started each of the last two games. Calderon finished with six points, two rebounds and zero assists across 20 minutes in Game 5. Jordan Clarkson had four points, one rebound and one assist in 15 minutes off the bench. This is a situation to avoid from a DFS perspective.
Apr 27 - 10:20 AM

George Hill (back spasms) will not play in Game 5 vs. the Pacers, and Jose Calderon will get another start.

It'll be Hill's second game out of the lineup and his durability continues to hold him back. For tonight, Calderon is likely looking at around 20 minutes while J.R. Smith and Jordan Clarkson should see additional time. Smith is a DFS punt option while Clarkson and Calderon are possible tourney plays.
Apr 25 - 5:19 PM