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Solomon Hill
Solomon Hill
Position: F
Born: 03/18/91
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Salary: $11,709,603
Based on jersey color, many fans came to see James and Co., but it was the plucky Pelicans who put on a show, quickly shaking the disastrous image they built in a 143-114 loss to NBA-worst Brooklyn just three days earlier. And they did it from the opening tip. “We just look forward to having games like this and coming out the way we did,” the Pelicans’ Solomon Hill said. “We just took advantage of a good situation.”
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“It’s an everything breakdown,” Gentry said. “Everything sucked. The effort that we played with sucked. The coaching sucked. The ball movement — everything about it was just horrendous. There’s no way of sugar-coating it.” Solomon Hill, in his first season with the Pelicans, didn’t hesitate to label this the Pelicans’ worst defeat. “I think this is the worst loss of my career,” he said. “By far. Because you’re not looking at Brooklyn to be out there and be an offensive juggernaut. They were out there playing like they were the Houston Rockets tonight.”
1 month ago via ESPN
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But the big dollars do carry a heft of responsibility. And when the New Orleans Pelicans inked free-agent forward Solomon Hill to a four-year, $48 million contract this summer, his prominent stature in the franchise immediately took shape. After serving as a rangy, versatile sixth-man for the Indiana Pacers, Hill is now a penciled-in starter and one of the most relied-up on pieces for the Pelicans as training camp gets underway Friday afternoon. “I wouldn’t say the actual role is so much different,” Hill said. “But the level where I need to be for this team is definitely different.”
“I’ve learned from some great guys,” Hill said “Being with the Pacers, our defense was always there. It’s a testament that when Paul George went down, we were able to play top-15 defense without him. I think I really learned from that. “I think it’s helped put me in a position to be a defensive leader. And I love it. Defense is what I love to do. Having the opportunity to be a defensive anchor, with guys who can play with me on defense, just makes it that much easier to play.”