HoopsHype George Hill rumors

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Mike Wells: As expected, the Pacers have had preliminary talks with RFA George Hill's agent. Talks should pick up when Hill returns from vacation. Twitter

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Ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh, ousted by Garden chairman Jim Dolan last June after he was offered a 40% pay cut, is returning to the Indiana Pacers. Walsh, the long-time Indiana CEO before he came to New York to rebuild the Knicks, will be leading the Pacers in their efforts to land free agents starting when the period opens Sunday, league sources said Monday. The team's No. 1 priority is to re-sign point guard George Hill, a restricted free agent, and sources said Walsh will be spearheading the team's efforts to keep Hill. New York Daily News

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There's no guarantee they'll open training camp in the fall with the same roster. Roy Hibbert (restricted), George Hill (restricted), Leandro Barbosa (unrestricted), Lou Amundson (unrestricted), Kyrylo Fesenko (unrestricted) and A.J. Price (unrestricted) are all free agents. It's a long shot, but Vogel said he'd like to have the same roster next season. "I think we're really good now and I think we have a tremendous chance for growth w the guys we have on our roster," he said. Indianapolis Star

May 25, 2012 Updates

George Hill is an Indiana guy. Grew up here. Went to high school at Broad Ripple, played his college ball at IUPUI. He'll become a restricted free agent this summer, and he made it clear Thursday he hopes his professional playing days continue in the city in which he grew up. "This is home; Indiana is always going to be home," Hill said. "I'm going to take it one day at a time and see what's in store for me. Hopefully I'm back here. This is where I want to be." Indianapolis Star

May 14, 2012 Updates

The Pacers didn't cry foul after falling down 1-0 in the best-of-seven second round series. Instead, they basically protested in silence by tip-toeing around the disparity they felt played a significant role in the outcome of the game. A nine-point loss by the Pacers included them being called for nine more fouls than Miami (31-22) and also being outscored by nine points (29-20) from the free throw line. “It's unfortunate,” Hill said, making sure to avoid addressing the way the game was officiated. “No comment on that. We saw what everybody else saw. We know. Y'all know. The whole world knows. Sometimes, you just have to keep what you're thinking to yourself.” ESPN.com

A defensive stop here, a well-executed offensive possession there, and this was a one-possession game with a chance to win. The Pacers belong in this series. They know that for a fact. "We know we can play with this team,'' Darren Collison said. "We know we can win here.'' Said Hill: "One game isn't going to kill us. We can do better. This isn't a time to panic. It's a time to come together.'' Indianapolis Star

May 13, 2012 Updates

Stock up: Pacers PG George Hill is helping his value. He turned down a $6 million-per-year extension before the season and now might get more this summer as a restricted free agent. The Spurs and Tim Duncan, especially, want him to return to San Antonio, but San Antonio might not be able to afford him. New York Daily News

February 5, 2012 Updates

Injured Indiana Pacers guard George Hill has some work ahead of him before he returns to the lineup, but he took a step in that direction Saturday when he wore a shoe on his left foot instead of a walking boot. Hill has missed the past three games after suffering a small chip fracture in his left ankle against New Jersey on Jan. 31. "It's not as bad as they thought it was," Hill said. "It's only a partial chip instead of it being fully chipped. They say my return is looking pretty good." Neither Hill nor the Pacers would put a timetable on his return, but the former Broad Ripple High School and IUPUI star said his goal is to return before the All-Star break, which starts Feb. 23. "I'm planning on it," Hill said. "I have to continue to do the rehab they've got me doing and things like that." Indianapolis Star

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Pacers guard George Hill suffered a chip fracture in his ankle Tuesday night against the New Jersey Nets, the team announced following the game. He is listed as out indefinitely. The injury occurred in the third quarter Tuesday night when George shot a pull-up jumper from inside the key and Nets center Johan Petro undercut him coming down. CBSSports.com

January 26, 2012 Updates

Indiana Pacers guard George Hill and center Roy Hibbert will have to wait until the summer to get their next contracts and find out where they'll be playing next season. The deadline for contract extensions passed Wednesday night with neither player agreeing to a new deal. They will be restricted free agents, meaning the Pacers can match any offer made to them, this summer. "We'll just wait until this summer and see what we can do," Pacers President Larry Bird said. Indianapolis Star

Hibbert said he will not allow his contract status this summer to affect his play. "To tell you the truth, I've had conversations with the sports psychologist about how we go about doing this, and I was told to basically put it away," Hibbert said. "Whatever happens, happens. My agent has been doing this for years, so whatever he says, I'm going to go by it. He wants me to wait, so I'm going to wait." Indianapolis Star

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