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George Hill
George Hill
Position: G
Born: 05/04/86
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $20,000,000
“We still have to learn the plays,”George Hill said. “Coach Tyronn Lue gave us a small playbook so far but we still got a lot of other plays we need to learn. Just when we’re out there in different situations things may not get to move, the ball is not moving as much as we would like it to. We’re still learning but we’ve got to take it one step at a time. “We’re perfectionists about trying to play the right way and doing things right and trying to be perfect and sometimes it hinders you to slow down. We’ve just got to let the game come to us, but be aggressive at the same time.”
George Hill, the team’s new starting point guard, has been living out of a suitcase since, away from his fiancee and two kids — including a one-month-old newborn daughter — all of whom are currently in Texas. Despite the hasty change, Hill, like the rest of the Cavaliers, is excited after getting new life. “It’s a blessing,” Hill said. “I was in a tough situation. I thanked them for all they did, but I think my time there was done. To get another opportunity, not just to come and play but to possibly play for a championship is something that I’ve had early in my career going against him in Miami with the three-headed monster and the cat spoiling my summer. Now I get a chance to be a part of something special and get an opportunity to go to the Finals. I just pray every morning and every night. I thank that I was put in the situation I am today.”
Since George Hill’s arrival, along with Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, the Cavs are 2-0. It’s been nine days since they were polishing off a signature win against the star-studded Oklahoma City Thunder. On Thursday against the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards, the Cavs will quickly try to recapture their pre-All-Star break form. “Just go out there and play,” Hill said. “I feel like we can’t put no pressure on ourself. We’ve got to just go out and compete on both ends of the floor, defend like we’ve been doing and moving the ball offensively like we’ve been doing and just having fun.”
Possibly damaging the Lakers’ “King James” dreams is the franchise playing its own role in making the Cavaliers’ roster more attractive. The Lakers recently traded two of their young talents to Cleveland – easy-scoring guard Jordan Clarkson and high-flying forward Larry Nance Jr. Cleveland acquired a veteran point guard in George Hill who complements James well with his 3-point shooting, ability to be effective without the ball and defense, and also added a talented, athletic and young scorer in Rodney Hood, who could start for a lot of teams.
Luckily for Kevin Love, he has had four years to get used to playing with LeBron and before he got hurt he was having his best season. It will probably still end up as his best in Cleveland. But now the new guys will have more time to marinate with The King. But Love is already scouting his new offensive weapons. “Fast guys and guys I can run the pick and roll with. Run pin downs, shoot the ball. So I think we got a lot of younger, faster, more athletic and I think that’s going to help us. Some of those guys just go out there and play,” he said. “Guys like Larry Nance go out there and play extremely hard. He’s a guy that just, if he gets extended minutes, could see a double-double every night. Clarkson, he just plays. Rodney Hood, I love his game, a lefty, he can defend with his size. George Hill is like the savvy veteran who went right into the starting lineup like he’s been playing with us for so long and just go and get the job done. He fits right in with our team and hopefully we can make a run at this thing.”