Three Cavs linked to reported interest in Kings’ Hill

George Hill, who will start for the Cavs on Sunday in Boston, is beyond excited to be a Cavalier.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed an interest in trading for Sacramento Kings guard George Hill, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Several sources told Amico Hoops earlier this week of the Cavs’ interest in Hill (see Dribble No. 7).

Sources have since added that a potential Cavs trade for Hill could possibly involve sending big man Channing Frye, shooting guard Iman Shumpert and point guard Derrick Rose to Sacramento.

Hill, 31, signed a three-year, $57-million contract with the Kings in free agency during the offseason.

But as Charania reported, “the franchise has transitioned toward a youth movement and has made clear to Hill and other veterans that the plan will be to play the young core moving forward.”

Hill is averaging 10.5 points and 2.7 assists in 37 games this season. The 6-foot-3 point guard has also spent time with the Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs.

He averaged a career-high 16.9 points with the Jazz in 2016-17.

Rose just appeared in his eighth game of the season in Thursday’s win over the Orlando Magic. While the sample size is small, he is averaging 13.6 points — fourth-best on the team behind LeBron James, Kevin Love and Isaiah Thomas.

Shumpert, who has missed ample time with a knee injury, is scoring 4.8 points in just 13 games.

And after a strong start to the season, the 6-foot-11 Frye has fallen out of the rotation, taking the court for a mere 17 minutes in the previous five games combined.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8.

11 Comments on "Three Cavs linked to reported interest in Kings’ Hill"

  1. Martin Reese | January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm |

    OK Sam, tell me how George Hill fits.

  2. Plays both PG/SG and is a very good defender. Far better on both ends than Shump & JR.

  3. I like it. Then add a Dedmon, Noel, Robin type center.

  4. Another player over 30 smh

  5. Martin Reese | January 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm |

    I can get with that. Improve both the shooting guard and guard position. I’m sure Hill would be motivated.

  6. If those do end up being the three guys going in the trade, the cavs could come out of this without having to give up a pick. Rose and Frye are both expiring, shump only has 1 player option year left at 10million, while hill is a vet asking to get out, they’re starting a youth movement, and has 2 years at 20mil a year left. That would leave the cavs with a draft pick + TT or Jr’s contract to match salaries on another trade. Hill has value, but no one else is desperate enough to eat that contract for nothing. Cleveland could be a huge beneficiary of Sacramento’s desperation veteran signings.

    If the cavs first has to be involved in this I’d personally be against it. You are saving Sac tons of money, taking back a bad contract, helping that horrid front office fix the issues they created, by signing three vets to a team that needs to give playing time to their young guys. He’s asked to be traded, and it would make it the only move the cavs could make, with no other picks available to trade till 2021. Shump’s contract isn’t great, but there is only one year left (if he picks up the option) and for $10 million, that’s far from awful. While Hill’s is hard to stomach for a role-player.

    No first involved, eat the contract, it’s not my money. First involved, i’d rather have a guy like Bazemore, same bad contract, but a better fit at the wing for us, plays the two and the three.

  7. I like Hill, but but if you’re going to go there with the salary you might as well get Bazemore. Also, I’d rather get rid of Jr than shump, if possible…

  8. What in the WORLD is going on???

    Altman if you trade Derrick Rose for George Hill, even without the others, there is something seriously wrong with Cavs direction and vision. Derrick Rose makes this team go and can get anywhere on the court he wants, and can finish in the paint.

    GEORGE HILL?? Youve GOT to be kidding me this can not be real. Something’s missing here.

    Is the strategy to put terrible deals on the airwaves so that other GM’s will call and say trade with me instead ive got a better deal for you? That must be what this is. No other other explanation.

  9. Sam I think George Hill would actually be quite a good fit for us, especially on the defensive end, but by god his contract is absolutely horrible. I can see the benefits of bringing him in but with the Cavs salary cap problems and already being way over the limit his contract has me sitting right on the fence. Anyhow, if it were me, Id be looking to move Korver before I moved Frye. Id be saying to the Kings Shump, Korver and Calderon over what has been proposed here. Hill starts, JR goes to the bench pushing Schump, Korver and Calderon further down the rotation. With Rose back, Calderon becomes an un-necessary piece on the Cavs roster.

  10. George Hill only has one year left on his contract for 19 million the second year is a team Option 1 million buyout so the contract really isn’t that bad at all since it’s only for one year guaranteed

Comments are closed.