HoopsHype George Hill rumors

October 27, 2014 Updates
October 23, 2014 Updates

With the Pacers in town for Thursday’s preseason finale, Stephenson had dinner in Charlotte with Roy Hibbert, George Hill, and Ian Mahinmi. Also present were Pacers rookie Shayne Whittington and Director of Player Relations Heather Denton. Both Hill and Hibbert shared a picture with Stephenson on social media. Hill wrote “GOOD TO SEE HIM TONIGHT.. ALWAYS GREAT LAUGHS WHEN HES AROUND… #MISSMYBRO,” while Hibbert said he was “Glad for him n his fam in Char.” Pacers.com

October 21, 2014 Updates
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Ketner kept ties to Indianapolis and on Saturday, point guard George Hill recalled his connection with the family. Ketner's son plays in Hill's Rising Stars AAU program, and Hill said that he had seen Ketner last year at the gym before his fight with cancer became too arduous. Also on Friday, Hill, who was unaware of Ketner's death before the Pacers played the Orlando Magic, did his part to assist a basketball fan fighting cancer. Indianapolis Star

August 22, 2014 Updates

After a disappointing 2013-14 season for Hill, perhaps his toughest as a pro, he trimmed his list of activities, stayed in Indiana, and locked in on what he needed to do. “It’s been hell,” Hill said candidly this month during a 15-minute conversation as kids at his basketball camp paused for lunch. “I’ve been kicked out of the gym a couple of times because I’ve been in there too much. Just staying in the gym, getting my body right to put on a little pounds, just getting my shot back right, working on ball handling, pick-and-rolls and things like that. Just trying to become a better player.” Vigilant Sports

I asked Hill about his brand, and whether he has added to it or even intends to expand his portfolio. “I’m not a big guy at getting out like that as far as endorsements and stuff,” he said. “I try to stay mostly to myself.” “I’m still (with) PEAK. I’m coming out with my new shoe this season. I got a new one coming out called ‘the G-Hill Monsters.’ It’s a pretty sleek shoe, nice color waves and things like that. We’re just trying to get them here for people to purchase if they want.” Vigilant Sports

June 14, 2014 Updates

Hill (drafted 26th in 2008 by the Spurs) spent his first three seasons in San Antonio and carved out a significant role. He played well enough that he was seen as a possible replacement for Parker, yet then found himself serving a much different purpose when he netted the Spurs this two-way terror from San Diego State in Leonard. As Buford shared, there was serious concern that stemmed from Popovich on down. "It felt like we were going to get our ass chewed because we just traded the coach's favorite player," Buford said with a laugh. "Tim, Tony and Manu, those guys had a really strong alignment with George. They'd been through a lot together, and there was concern for them, not only that they were losing a great friend but also a great teammate. So the trust that that group allowed us to make that move — because we don't do that without including them. That trust was vital to them saying, 'OK, we don't like this, but we'll frickin' see.' " USA Today Sports

June 2, 2014 Updates
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So now they're up 1-0 for the first time in this postseason, but, seemingly, fully aware that they lost home playoff games to the the Heat each of the past two seasons. What you saw as you circulated through the locker room was guys sitting in front of their locker space, talking calmly. What you heard were comments such as: “Tonight was a good night,” Roy Hibbert said. “We'll see tomorrow.” “There's nothing to celebrate,” George Hill said. “It's not like we won a championship. It's one game. Yes, it's good but if we come out and lay an egg on Tuesday, this game doesn't mean anything.” “We haven't done anything,” West said. NBA.com

May 10, 2014 Updates

That was the old Indiana on Friday. They forced turnovers, 18 in all. They limited the Wizards to eight fast break points. When Washington wanted to play up-tempo, the Pacers forced them to slug it out in the half court. They contested everything and, said Washington's Bradley Beal, "were all together on one page on the defensive end." "I think our success has always been ugly," said George Hill. "The last three years I have been here, no one wanted to watch us. We didn't have that glow or that flair where high caliber people tune into watch us. I think that's why we had that chip on our shoulder. No one expected us to be where we're at. It's good that no one wants to watch us." SI.com

May 7, 2014 Updates

It has especially focused on Hibbert, who is coming off a third scoreless playoff game. "You guys keep making up stories," Hill said. "We're just trying to focus and letting Roy know through all this BS that is going on, the rumors and everything like that, that we're all brothers. This locker room is a tight group and we're going to continue to be there for each other even when people are trying to break it apart." ESPN.com

May 2, 2014 Updates
May 1, 2014 Updates

Late in the second quarter of Game 6 between the Pacers and the Hawks, George Hill and Mike Scott got into a bit of an altercation after getting tangled up on the baseline. Scott easily could have been ejected for the mush to Hill’s face that was followed up with what certainly could be interpreted as a swing (and a miss) with the right hand. Instead, only double technical fouls were issued. NBCSports.com

April 29, 2014 Updates

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