HoopsHype George Hill rumors


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George Hill doesn’t have any regrets when he looks back on how he handled his decision to skip the U.S. National Team’s minicamp last month. The Indiana Pacers guard accepted an invitation to attend but changed his mind at the last moment because of a conflict with his youth camp in San Antonio, where he played for the Spurs before being traded to his hometown Pacers two years ago. Indianapolis Star

July 25, 2013 Updates

George Hill skipped out on USA Basketball, and he's ready to face the consequences. The Indiana Pacers point guard attended his youth camps in Texas instead of joining Team USA's off-year training camp this week in Las Vegas. He was the only of 30 players invited to reject the distinction, and his rejection came last-minute. As a result, George expects his future opportunities with the national team to be limited. "I'm sure it'll affect it," he told Pacers.com. "I'm sure there's going to be people that don't agree with my decision but also there's going to be people that do agree. "If the opportunity is there again, and it's there for me to take, then I'll try to do the best I can to take it. I feel like in my heart I made the right decision to keep my word to these kids and that's what matters most to me." USA Today Sports

Hill didn't explain why he committed to the tryouts in the first place despite the clear scheduling conflict. His camps were Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while Team USA practiced Tuesday through Thursday. Hill also said he hasn't spoken to anyone from USA Basketball. "We expected him here, and he withdrew," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday. "Until I really get the answer, I don't know what else to tell you. I just don't think it's fair to comment one way or the other until I have facts, out of courtesy and respect." USA Today Sports

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First, let’s do a roll call shall we? The following were present at the game, either participating in the game or watching from the sidelines: Yao Ming, Tracy Mcgrady, Joakim Noah, Metta World Peace, Luis Scola, George Hill, Kyle Lowry, Ricky Rubio, Chris Singleton, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday, Chinese players Yi Jianlian, Wang Zhelin, Sun Yue, Liu Wei, Wang Zhi Zhi and super-famous Brazil and Real Madrid soccer/futbol player Kaka. Yes, that Kaka. (Bonus: Here’s a hilarious picture of Kaka with Yao and Wang Zhi Zhi from last night.) SLAM

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Silence filled the Indiana Pacers' locker room, broken only by the rush of news reporters ready to poke and prod at players crushed by an 11-point Game 5 loss. Off to the side sat George Hill. The point guard stared straight ahead, frozen in his own thoughts: his one point in the 90-79 loss to the Miami Heat, his four missed field goals, his three turnovers. Hill was asked, simply, what happened. "It's nothing they did," he said slowly. "It was what I did to myself. I wasn't aggressive. I feel like I let the team down, you know? I've got to play better." USA Today Sports

May 25, 2013 Updates

When Indiana Pacers guard George Hill knocked down four big free throws in the final 50 seconds of the Pacers’ Eastern Conference-evening Game 2 win Friday night, one of George’s biggest fans was glued to a TV set some 1,000 miles away. “I watched the whole game,” San Antonio Spurs point guard and Hill’s former teammate Tony Parker said following Saturday morning’s shootaround in preparation for tonight’s Game 3 of the Western Conference finals (9 p.m. ET, ESPN). “We’ve been texting the whole playoffs. I always follow George. He’s like my little brother, so I always text him.” NBA.com

Chris Tomasson: Here's LeBron's full response to George Hill saying that only God is scarier than him. "I'm nowhere near close,'' James said. "I made two mistakes tonight. That hurt our team. And that hurt more than anything. Let my teammates down. They expect me to make plays down the stretch, and I had the ball with the opportunity to make a couple of plays and I came up short. That burns. But the best thing about it is this isn't college. It's not one loss and you're done. I have another opportunity to get better in Game 3, and if I'm put in that position again, to be able to learn from it.'' Sulia

May 24, 2013 Updates

Pacers guard George Hill had ice on his sprained left big toe after the team’s shootaround Friday morning, but said he would be ready to play Friday in Game 2 of the team’s Eastern Conference finals series against Miami, report’s TNT analyst David Aldridge. Hill suffered the injury in the second half of Game 1 on Wednesday. NBA.com

May 18, 2013 Updates

George Hill, who had been sidelined in Game 5 due to symptoms lingering from a concussion in Game 4, has been cleared to play in Game 6. Earlier in the day, Hill participated in shootaround and “looked fine” according to Pacers head coach Frank Vogel. Pacers.com

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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