May 30, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) brings the ball up against Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the second half in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers unsure they want George Hill


George Hill is a decent player. He’s a middle of the road point guard, and that’s fine. Not everyone can be a star, and Hill certainly is no star. That doesn’t mean he’s terrible, he’s just an average point guard during a time in the league in which the point guard position is loaded. For his career he averages about 10 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds a night.

He’s been fine for Indiana the last few years as they’ve transformed into one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams. But having a point guard that’s just fine might not be enough for the Pacers. The last two years they’ve fallen short in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat, and maybe they need an upgrade.

Check out what Larry Bird had to say today during an end-of-season press conference.

That’s not throwing Hill under the bus, but it’s not exactly a glowing recommendation either. Hill still has three years left on his contract at $8 million a year, so any move regarding him would have to be a trade.

With a few changes likely to come in Indiana this offseason, it should be interesting to keep an eye on Hill, and see what the team decides to do with him.


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  • khackett

    I could see Hill as a great 6th man. When he is aggressive he’s fantastic. David West said himself they are a different team. The problem is, Hill is rarely aggressive! I heard him say on his local talk radio “show” thst he’s not really a fan if bball in the offseason, that he’d rather fish or tinker with cars. No problem with that, but hes obviously a super laid back dude who maybe isnt championship caliber starting material. I would wager he’d be better suited as your first option off the bench, and not have the pressure of leading the team. I think CJ Watson might even be a better starter than Hill. That may be a stretch, but this team really could use an aggressive ball pusher!