|Date of Birth||5/4/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 188 lbs|
|Drafted||2008 - Rd 1 by SA|
George Hill scored 10 points Monday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-88. Hill pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 24:17 of playing time. He added two steals. Hill went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Hill's role will be reduced for the remainder of the season to allow younger players more time on the court to develop, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
This is disastrous news for Hill's fantasy value, as it seems that coach Dave Joerger will occasionally have Hill sit out entire games so that younger players like De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson can see more time on the court. Hill will still retain some value in formats with daily lineup options if the Kings announce his availability with enough lead time, but he'll be a very risky option to deploy in weekly formats. Fellow veterans Vince Carter and Zach Randolph will also see similar treatment as well.
Hill will come off the bench Monday against the Thunder, Kayte Christensen of NBC Sports California reports.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is drawing the start at the shooting guard position Monday, moving Hill to the bench. The reason for the switch has yet to be announced, as it could just be a way to get the older Hill more rest. Hill has struggled over his past six games played, scoring just 10.8 points over 29.0 minutes while shooting 38.0 percent overall and 26.1 percent from beyond the arc.
George Hill scored two points Saturday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Sacramento Kings lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 126-105. Hill grabbed one rebound and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -12 in his 19:26 of playing time. He added one block.
Hill matched his second-best scoring performance of the season and finished one point shy of his season high with 21 on Thursday against the Clippers.
Hill (personal) posted 21 points (5-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 10-13 FT), three assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block across 35 minutes in Thursday's 121-115 loss to the Clippers.
The veteran guard's scoring total paced the starting five in his return from a three-game absence due to the birth of his daughter. A season-high number of visits to the charity stripe helped pave the way for Hill to equal his second-highest scoring total of the campaign, as well as post his fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. The 31-year-old is currently drawing starts at shooting guard and continues to offer serviceable production in scoring, rebounds and assists, while also sporting a career-best 45.1 percent success rate from three-point range.