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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
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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.”
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Q: What area can he still progress the most or should he focus on as he enters his NBA prime? Scott Agness: Solomon Hill still needs to become a more consistent 3-point shooter. His confidence in his outside ball was through the roof last April and through the first round of the playoffs, but he needs to show that he can do that every game. Through three years, shooting 32.5 percent, he hasn’t. He also could help big time by grabbing a few more rebounds.