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The on-again, off-again trade that would bring George Hill to the Cleveland Cavaliers is not dead and buried quite yet, according to an NBA insider.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports the veteran guard of the Sacramento Kings could still end up coming to Northeast Ohio before the NBA trade deadline Thursday.
Windhorst: The #Cavs/Sacramento trade is not dead, there's still a chance it happens for George Hill.
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) February 1, 2018
Hill, 31, a 6-foot-3, 188-pounder who can play both guard positions, is averaging 10.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 27.0 minutes in 40 games (36 starts) for Sacramento this season. He is shooting 46.8 percent from the field, including 45.2 percent from the 3-point line, and 79.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The 10-year veteran is making $20 million this season and is slated to make $19 million in 2018-19 and $18 million in 2019-20. Hill signed the three-year, $57 million with the Kings on July 10 after spending the 2016-17 season with the Utah Jazz.
Our Sam Amico was out front on the possibility of Hill coming to Cleveland weeks ago and the twists and turns through the recent weeks of negotiations have become fodder across the NBA landscape.
And according to Windhorst, negotiations are now back to the on-again stage.