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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: $8,000,000
With one year remaining on his contract, and without an extension (for which he is eligible in October), Hill will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Hill said that’s not on his mind, however. He knows he will play a big role for the Jazz this season, and his potential value on the market next summer could be significant. Still, the focus is on playing this season and trying to win as much as possible. He knows if he does that, the dominoes will fall into place. “I haven’t really talked about that much with anyone,” Hill said. “My whole focus is to come in here and be the best player that I can possibly be. I feel that the contract situation will work itself out, once you do that.”
“It’s very tough but you know it’s a business,” Hill said in his first local interview since being traded. “The Pacers moved in a different direction and I can’t be mad at that. Like you said, I think it’s a great opportunity that I’m going to get to go to Utah with a great supporting cast, a great front office, and a great coaching staff. I’m going to miss my teammates like Monta, C.J. Miles, Stuckey, Paul, all of those guys, Joe Young, Miles … I’m definitely going to miss those guys but it’s a business and I have to move on.”
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After a workout, Hill first learned he was traded when he listened to a voicemail from Pacers President Larry Bird saying “we had to trade you to Utah.” On his relationship with Jazz GM Dennis Lindsay, who was with him in San Antonio: “Very good. He was the guy that helped draft me. Like I said, we have a lot of stories. He helped draft me, he got rid of me, he brought me back. But, in reality, he’s the first team and organization that gave me an opportunity to play this game that I love. So, very familiar with him and his family, very familiar with the head coach in (Quin) Snyder.”