AUGUST 6: Hill’s deal with the Bucks is now official, according to the team (Twitter link).
AUGUST 5: Having cleared waivers, Hill is now on track to sign with the Bucks, according to Charania, who reports (via Twitter) that the guard will sign a two-year, $8MM contract with Milwaukee. That money will come out of the team’s mid-level exception.
Both years of the deal will be guaranteed, tweets Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
AUGUST 3: Veteran point guard George Hill, who was released on Tuesday by the Sixers, intends to rejoin the Bucks after he clears waivers later this week, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
While it’s still possible that Hill could be claimed on waivers by a team with cap room or a large trade exception, it’s unlikely that any club would want to guarantee his $10MM+ salary, so it’s a safe bet he’ll become a free agent.
Hill played for the Bucks in 2019/20, averaging 9.4 PPG and 3.1 APG with a league-high .460 3PT% in 59 games as the club’s third guard. However, he became expendable when his contract was needed for salary-matching purposes in the Jrue Holiday trade.
Hill, who was sent to Oklahoma City in that Holiday blockbuster, averaged 8.7 PPG and 2.4 APG on .482/.388/.800 shooting in 30 total contests (22.4 MPG) for the Thunder and Sixers this past season.
He didn’t make much of an impact in the postseason for Philadelphia, with just 4.7 PPG and 1.5 APG in 12 playoff games (17.1 MPG). The 76ers opted to waive him before his salary for 2021/22 became fully guaranteed.
The Bucks are now eyeing deals with two veterans who are currently on waivers. A report earlier on Tuesday indicated that Milwaukee is expected to sign Rodney Hood, who was cut today by Toronto.
18 thoughts on “George Hill Signs With Bucks”
Called it ……. Nice pickup
Argh…I was hoping the Warriors could have signed him. At this point, Mannion and Payton don’t inspire confidence. But, Mannion is having a nice Olympics. Bejelica(?) is supposedly a good passer. He could fill that role of a Point Forward on the second unit.
Yup. Perfect pickup. Some really good pieces to repackage around the Big Three, Splash Mountain and Bobby!
George looking like he was running in mud last year with the Sixers. His shot is shot and so is his game.
He won’t be needed to do more than run the 2nd unit for 10-15mpg next season.
George Hill has become…
Really? Huh…see…I’d thought George Hill had shot 39 pct from 3 last year and 46 pct the year before(in fact, over 40 pct since 2015).
But little did I know he was just like 20 pct 3 point shooter Eric Snow.
Is it MAYBE possible this is because he’s no longer on the Sixers that Sixers fans don’t seem to like him?
Not sure… you’d have to ask someone who’s a Sixers fan.
But, when you compare two players, do you immediately, of all the things the game entails, base their comparison on their 3pt shooting?
Enjoy the summer league!
Well I didn’t compare the two players, you did. But when you compare a guy who shot under 20 pct from 3 with Philly to a guy who’s been an outstanding 3 point shooter, then yes, I think that’s relevant.
Particularly when discussing the Bucks and what they’re looking for with Giannis, Jrue and Middleton(spacing, ie, 3 point shooting).
Of course even if it WASN’T the Bucks, 3 point shooting is pretty important for every team in the league at this point….
I understand. Key word you used: BEEN
George Hill is becoming…
Lol just admit HiandTight made you look foolish. Hill isn’t even close to Eric Snow’s twilight yet even with last season’s performance. Eric Snow’s best shooting season of his CAREER wasn’t even close to as good as Hill last year. It’s not like Snow was some tremendous passer either.
Yeah…but he’s not, that’s the issue.
He can SHOOT the ball. I know you seem to think that comparing their 3 point shot is reductive to the game, but when you play with Giannis…it’s kinda important.
And yes, I used the word BEEN…because I don’t have the benefit of looking into the future to see what George Hill’s stat line will be NEXT YEAR. So literally the ONLY thing I can go off of is what he’s BEEN in his career. And he’s always BEEN a better player than Eric Snow. It’s really quite simple.
Snow was better defensively…/he is no Eric Snow, for sure.
I like Hill, his time with Philly didn’t pan out for us or him. Still a class guy and hope it goes well with him this year. He was hurt when we got him, very limited time to gel with any rotation and in the playoffs clearly was not able to get in a comfort zone.
Snow WAS better defensively/Hill WAS a better shooter.
Hill is becoming Eric Snow.
Made me look foolish? Lmao
Yes…you looked foolish and you continue to as you keep arguing.
George Hill shot 39 pct from 3 LAST YEAR.
Two years ago he shot 46 pct from 3.
Now I know…you get upset because I told you what he’s done in the past…I don’t have the same abilities to see into the future that you do, but based on what he’s BEEN in the very recent past, he’s still much better than Eric Snow.
But I’d like to see you make the argument that George Hill WAS a better shooter…but no longer is..than Eric Snow. eFG% of 56 last year and 62 the year before.
Eric Snow had an eFG% over 45 pct….ONCE in his career…when he was 22 and shot 2.4 FGs per game in Seattle.
They’ve got almost nothing in common other than they’re roughly the same size and they both wore Sixers jersey’s for a period of time.
Yeah…Snow was probably a better defensive player, but if you look back at George Hill’s career, he’s been a pretty damn good defensive player as well. I mean…defensive Win Shares, Hill has more(both through age 34), DBPM Hill comes out ahead a bit.
Not saying he was as good as Snow…it’s honestly hard for me to have a strong opinion on that as I only watched Snow play but a few games each year.
Either way…for the Bucks, the bottom line is Jeff Teague was just brutally bad last year. Outside of him just standing on the 3 point line, catching and shooting, he was virtually unplayable.
George Hill has chemistry with this team already(at least most of it’s core) and he’s a massive upgrade.
Hill relies on his physical excellence, not effort, to win the day, while Snow made the most of less potential.
Teams rely on Hill to bring composure. He won’t expend energy, so stays balanced.
I do like the Eric Snow reference!