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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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The Cavs approached George Hill prior to acquiring him about the idea of a buyout should LeBron James leave in free agency, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.
This does confirm a report from back in January when ESPN's Brian Windhorst said Hill didn't want a buyout, which also happened before the Cavs actually made the deal in February. According to the this new report from The Athletic, "Hill was not interested in discussing a buyout at the time, particularly since this is likely his last big payday." Just to clear all this up, we still don't know if the Cavs have talked about a buyout since they knew LeBron was headed to Los Angeles. Obviously, the Cavs are rebuilding and Hill likely isn't part of the team's long-term plans at age 32. This is good news for Collin Sexton's fantasy value. Jul 4 - 3:18 PM

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George Hill scored three points (1-of-7 FG, 0-of-2 FG) and had three rebounds and one assist in Game 4 against the Warriors on Friday.

He talked about how bad he played in Game 3 and then came out and performed like this. Hill never really had a breakout game during these playoffs and only shot 37.5% from the field in this series. He’s set to be back with the Cavaliers in 2018-19, but that could be a very different team by the time opening night rolls around.
Jun 8 - 11:32 PM

George Hill scored 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and had one rebound, three assists, two steals and one block in Game 2 against the Warriors on Sunday.

He said he stayed up all night rewatching his missed free throw that would have given the Cavs the lead with 4.7 seconds left in Game 1 and it showed. Hill came out with a fire in his play and notched his second most points of the postseason. He made some big shots and helped keep the game competitive for three and a half quarters. He'll need to have that same intensity in Game 3 on Wednesday if the Cavs want to walk away with the W.
Jun 3 - 11:00 PM

George Hill said he "stayed up all night watching the free throw and watching the play" on Thursday night.

He added his missed free throw "probably cost us the win" just before the J.R. Smith error, and Hill talked about where this ranks for his worst losses of his career. "This is probably No. 1. This one hurt. This one hurt bad," Hill said. Luckily for Hill, he'll get two days off to get a good night sleep before Game 2 on Sunday.
Jun 1 - 4:48 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Collin Sexton
SG1J.R. Smith
2Jordan Clarkson
3John Holland
SF1Cedi Osman
2Kyle Korver
3Sam Dekker
4David Nwaba
PF1Kevin Love
2Larry Nance
3Billy Preston
C1Tristan Thompson
2Ante Zizic
3Channing Frye