Report: Pacers' Hill arrested on reckless driving charges
JUL 31, 6:30p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Aug 1 / 5:43p ET
News: Hill was arrested for reckless driving and speeding near Atlanta on Friday, announcer Scott Agness reports.
Impact: Hill doesn't seem to be in any danger of being suspended by the NBA since initial reports indicate his only wrongful action was speeding. The Pacers have yet to issue a statement on the matter but early indications suggest the upcoming season will carry on in normal fashion for Hill.
StatsLLC: Aug 1 / 12:00a ET
News: Hill was arrested near Atlanta on charges of reckless driving and speeding after police clocked his car going 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird said the team was aware of the charges, did not condone what happened and that team officials would address the matter with Hill.
Impact: According to the police report, Hill was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. A police officer from Alpharetta, Georgia, wrote that Hill explained he was "in a hurry." Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July 14. He averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014-15.
Rotowire: Jul 9 / 5:36p ET
News: Hill agreed to a contract with the Pacers on Thursday, Sporting News reports.
Impact: The details of the contract have yet to be released, but Hill will essentially trade spots with Roy Hibbert, despite not actually being a part of the Hibbert deal. With the departure of Hibbert and David West in free agency, the Pacers were in need of some more frontcourt help. Hill fits that need, as he'll now fight for minutes and a starting spot with the likes of Ian Mahinmi, Myles Turner and Lavoy Allen. Last season with the Lakers, Hill averaged 12.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists over 27 minutes per game.