Kings’ Hill could still end up with Cavs

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

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.

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.

8 Comments on "Kings’ Hill could still end up with Cavs"

  1. Hill is good piece but way too much money left on contract. just use package from boston,add tt,for either walker and Howard or Jordan and beverly. make the effort and keep james and don’t build around IT.why do you think Ainge let him go.Thomas is at best a third option and too ball dominate for his size.

    • Hey John, I like that trade idea, thanks for sharing. As an aside, I think if Cavs were to land Hill it would be after the trade deadline, assuming he reaches a contract buyout with the Kings. It may cost the Cavs nothing more than Ante Zizic.

      • I agree john it would be smart to get walker and Howard especially if LeBron leaves after this year then Howard’s contract would run out and we could resign walker and build around him and love.

  2. Aurora Dizon | February 2, 2018 at 11:48 pm |

    Can we not get better than Hill who is not tall and not a shooter. Why can we not trade like Detroit getting Griffin. Is it because Lebron is protecting his inefficient friend and cavaliers are afraid to get Lebron not playing well if they oppose him. SAD I sympathize with you Cavaliers. I cannot blame you, you cannot move without repercussions.

  3. I prefer Jordan Clarkson by a mile. We need youth and athleticism more than anything right now. Hill would be ok if he comes cheap, and I mean veteran minimum, strictly as a backup PG. Would be perfect if we could trade for Clarkson to be our starter, then wait for Hill to get a buyout and come in as Clarkson’s backup. Get rid of both Thomas and Rose because neither fits in here.

    • Clarkson is the real deal, and I have a feeling that he will be even better and more focused playing away from the LA circus in Cleveland with veterans like Lebron, Wade & Love. He wants traded out of LA by the deadline, so we have the leverage as far as what we give up. I think our own pick could get it done, along with a few expiring contracts such as Rose and Thomas. Here’s my idea:

      • Who knows, maybe LA could even see some value in Thomas since they really have no star power there… meaning the pick might not even be necessary. Lakers want to free up cap space for the offseason, so thats why i didnt include Shumpert or any big salaries. Expirings is what they will want, so Rose, Thomas and either Zizic or Calderon would get it done salary-wise. personally, i would prefer to keep Calderon over Zizic.

    • I rather get kemba he is way better than Clarkson. And the lakers would want the Brooklyn pick the same as the hornets would want. And I would never give that pick up for Clarkson.

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