George Hill, Utah Jazz
- Position: Point Guard
- Age: 30 (05/05/1986)
- Height, Weight: 6’3″ , 188 pounds
- Career Slash Line: .450/.376/.802
- Career Averages: 28.8 MPG, 11.3 PPG, 3.3 APG, 3.2 RPG, 0.9 SPG, 0.3 BPG
A player lacking flashy stats or highlight reel antics typically flies under the radar. It’s easy for that type of player to be underappreciated. Sometimes even on his team.
George Hill was that guy with the last four seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He was replaced by Atlanta Hawks’ point guard Jeff Teague in a three-team trade this summer which saw Hill wind up with the Utah Jazz.
Utah narrowly missed the playoffs last season and a lack of production from the point guard position was a significant contributor to that failure. Jazz point guards were 30th in assists and 20th in points (according to hoopsstats.com) while the team finished 28th in turnover percentage.
In eight seasons, Hill’s committed just 1.3 turnovers per contest compared to 3.9 dimes giving him a respectable 2.56 assist to turnover ratio. The former San Antonio Spur has always been a sharpshooter, but he put up his best numbers last season going 44.5% from downtown off the catch (via NBA.com) and 43.7% on corner threes.