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.