HoopsHype George Hill rumors

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
May 19, 2014 Updates

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

Both Scott and Hill were assessed technical fouls. Officials also assessed Scott a personal foul on the play. “He put his finger in my face,” Scott said. “He put his finger on me and I was defending myself.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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April 23, 2014 Updates

Sources said that Stephenson and guard George Hill had to be separated on the bench during a 26-point home loss to San Antonio on March 31. And when Roy Hibbert made his well-chronicled complaints to NBA.com in late March about "some selfish dudes in here," sources say he was essentially referring to Stephenson, who ranks as one of the league's most improved players this season as he approaches free agency in July and is well-known to be a Bird favorite. ESPN.com

April 21, 2014 Updates

One of those small changes will likely be assigning the team's best wing defender, Paul George, on Hawks point guard Jeff Teague. On Saturday, Teague exploited the one-on-one matchup with George Hill and the other Pacers did little to stop him as Teague scored a game-high 28 points. "Yeah, that's an option," Vogel said about George moving to Teague. "I'm sure we'll see some of that this series — at some point." Indianapolis Star

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