HoopsHype George Hill rumors

May 18, 2013 Updates

Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill took part in the team’s shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse today. But Hill, who suffered a concussion earlier this week, still isn’t cleared to play in tonight’s Game 6 against the New York Knicks at the fieldhouse. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Hill still has some more steps he has to pass in the NBA’s concussion protocol before he’s cleared to play. “There’s a long list of things that are part of the NBA’s protocol,” Vogel said. “He’s in the middle of that process.” Indianapolis Star

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Indiana Pacers starting point guard George Hill will miss Game 5 tonight with a concussion, an unfortunate turn for the Pacers who lead the New York Knicks 3-1 in their Eastern Conference semifinals series. Hill was hit in the head by Knicks center Tyson Chandler in Game 4 and now his return will be for a potential Game 6 or the start of the conference finals. Under the NBA's concussion policy, a player must pass an series of escalating physical tests before he can return to the court. USA Today Sports

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Before that, he sat at his locker and tried to expound upon his comment, which received negative fan responses on Twitter; local sports-talk radio shows; and in emails sent to The Indianapolis Star. One fan tweeted: “I’ll be real sure to boo the (crap) out of you now on.” “I’m not saying you can’t be somebody’s fan,” said Hill, an Indianapolis native who went to Broad Ripple High School and IUPUI. “I was a Michael Jordan fan growing up, but when I did go to the games, I always rooted for my hometown team. “You root for who you want to root for, but I know one day that we’re going to get it like it used to be at Market Square Arena. That’s my dream, that’s my goal from when I first got here, to help bring fans back. That’s all I’m trying to do.” Indianapolis Star

March 17, 2013 Updates

Hill, a Broad Ripple High School graduate who played at IUPUI, took to Twitter to clear up his comments Saturday. “To clear the (air) I’m not talking about the fans that was there supporting us! I’m talking about the ones that were in purple” Hill added another Twitter message: “I Love INDIANA and that’s why I say something about it because I care an I want everyone in the community to be apart of this team. #Togetherness” Indianapolis Star

March 16, 2013 Updates

As we interviewed David West following their bad loss to the Lakers, George Hill was a few feet away talking (pretty loud) to Roy Hibbert about the lack of Pacers fans in the building. Scott Agness (or Young Fella as I call him) from Pacers.com and I asked Hill about all the (Lakers) fans in the building. Hill didn’t back down what he was saying to Hibbert. I’ve decided to post the full transcript of what Hill said. Post your thoughts in the comment section. “It sucks. It was 70 (Lakers fans) – 30 (Pacers fans) out there. These are the same people that wants autographs after the game. We’re out there in the community. We’re doing our job, doing what we’re supposed to do on and off the court. Something has to change. I tip my hat to this team. We’ve been trouble free. Been out in the community shaking hands, we’re winning. It shouldn’t feel like an away game, especially with an important like this. Tonight, that’s what it felt like.” Indianapolis Star

“They always say your fans are your sixth man and you feed off that energy. Energy is down and we turn the ball over and we’re hearing cheers. We’re missing shots and we’re hearing cheers. That kind of brings your head down cause you know you’re at home. It shouldn’t be like that. Now we see how it is. We have to move forward, don’t worry about. Stay focus on what’s in this locker room and don’t worry about the rest.” “(We’re) not a team that’s in the bottom in the East. We’re one of the top three teams in the East. We’re winning the Central Division and it should show. Right now it’s not and it’s been all season long where it’s not showing and I don’t think there’s nothing else we can do as an organization and as players. Now it’s up to the community.” Indianapolis Star

February 7, 2013 Updates

The Pacers have had just four sellouts this season; opening night, both Miami games and against Chicago earlier this week. While they have increased attendance by 1,320 fans a game from last season, that's still not enough. "It's very disappointing," Pacers guard and Indianapolis-native George Hill said. "The fans show up when we play the marquee teams, but they show up wearing the marquee team's clothes. We feed off them. As much as we can get people there, the better off we're going to be." Indianapolis Star

January 13, 2013 Updates

However, George Hill scored 19 points, D.J. Augustin had a season high-tying 18 and Indiana rallied to beat the Bobcats 96-88 Saturday night for its fourth straight win. Lance Stephenson added 17 points and David West had 14 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists for his first triple-double. "That was a really good win," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "A lot of guys stepped up, in particular David West with a triple-double." Charlotte Observer

January 7, 2013 Updates

Indiana Pacers guard George Hill will recognize 10 young, Hoosier community leaders in the making and be part of a partnership that will give a $5,000 scholarship to one of them at an upcoming Pacers' game. Hill is partnering with Herff Jones, the Indiana High School Athletic Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations to create the scholarship, which will be announced at the March 22 Pacers vs. the Milwaukee Bucks game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The winner, who will be chosen by a committee that includes Hill, will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, courtesy of Herff Jones, to the accredited school of his or her choice. Indianapolis Star

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Indiana has played better lately, but the Pacers are still willing to talk about making an adjustment here or there, though they aren't willing to talk about either George Hill or Paul George, according to sources. NBA.com

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