George Hill will be starting his journey in the Utah Jazz with the goal of finding his real value in the league. Will Hill attract many NBA teams when he will become a free agent next summer?
In June, George Hill was part of a three-team deal that forced him out of the Indiana Pacers. The 30-year-old point guard believed that he will be retiring as a Pacers. Unfortunately, last season will be his final stint in Indiana and will be seeking for a new start in the Utah Jazz next season.
“It came as a surprise. Last time I checked, I was supposed to retire from Indiana. Very surprising, but I know this is a business and anything can happen. So, I’m not upset about it. I think I’m in a great situation here. I’m here, somewhere where I feel wanted right now.” Hill said.
George Hill has lots of respect for the Utah Jazz. He recalled the time when he was still playing for the San Antonio Spurs where he sees the Jazz as a powerhouse team. However, the past seasons were a disaster when the Jazz failed to enter the playoffs for four consecutive years.
With the addition of Hill and other quality players, the Utah Jazz is now projected to finish in the 3rd spot in the Western Conference next season. Hill may not be as good as Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook, but he has proven his ability to excel on both ends.
However, George Hill is set to enter the final year of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer. His performance next season with the Utah Jazz will be vital as it will define his value in 2017 NBA free agency.
“I haven’t really talked about that much with anyone,” Hill said. “My whole focus is to come in here and be the best player that I can possibly be. I feel that the contract situation will work itself out, once you do that.”
George Hill will be given the chance to prove that the Indiana Pacers made the wrong decision of trading him to another team.
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