HoopsHype George Hill rumors


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"I feel like we're giving the season away, one game at a time," said George Hill, who led Indiana with 28 points. "We've got to forget about it now, focus on tomorrow, bring it tomorrow and try to get a win tomorrow. You've just got to bring it more, and take away the loss and how bad it feels." USA Today Sports

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And, now, simply by staying alive, they're starting to see some of the breaks, as well as sprains and strains, even out, as Friday marked the fifth straight game the Pacers played a team missing its top scorer. The Cavaliers were missing their top two—LeBron James and Kyrie Irving—and dropped to 2-9 without James this season. "We still think in this locker room that we need to be in the playoffs, and we're still one of the top teams in the East," said Hill, who posted his first career triple-double Friday. "Even though our record doesn't speak for it, with all the injuries." Bleacher Report

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Sources say the club's desperation is illustrated by its willingness to move Lawson, its leader in scoring (16.9 points per game), assists (10.1) and steals (1.3). Despite Lawson's production, he and Shaw have had trouble getting on the same page, and sources say Shaw would prefer to trade him for Hill because Hill can play at both a fast and slow tempo and is a strong defender. While an assistant coach in Indiana from 2011 to '13, Shaw mentored Hill and grew close to him. "Brian loves George," said a league executive who is close to Shaw. ESPN.com

It is not clear whether Indiana is willing to part with Hill in a trade that would feature Lawson, but the Pacers' front office, led by Larry Bird, was high on Lawson when he entered the 2009 draft out of North Carolina. The Pacers considered taking Lawson with the 13th pick but instead chose his college teammate Tyler Hansbrough. ESPN.com

The Indiana Pacers are looking to move one of their high-priced veterans, league sources say, in order to create salary-cap room to pursue Dragic, should he be available this summer. Power forward David West and point guard George Hill have been mentioned as available, and although center Roy Hibbert has not, the Pacers' interest in Dragic is believed to be strong enough that they'd move anyone other than Paul George to create the necessary cap space to get him. Bleacher Report

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Candace Buckner: G. Hill (groin) will miss his 7th straight gm. The last time he had an injury (contusion) it turned n2 something greater (quad tear) but Vogel says there is no other prognosis for G. Hill's current injury besides it just being a sore groin. Vogel: "Hopefully, he’s close. I don’t think it’s going to be anything near the duration of the last injury." George Hill has only played in five games this season; averaging 14.2 ppg, 2.4 apg, 4.0 rpg. C.J. Watson starts again in his place. Twitter @CandaceDBuckner

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Vogel quickly cleared up the matter, saying that Hill would in fact play on Tuesday, coming off the bench in limited minutes. Whether Hill was just playing a little practical joke on the media or legitimately didn't have definitive word from the coaching staff on his status is unclear. He'd already gone back into the locker room by this time. NBA.com

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