Hill has agreed to a two-year deal with the Timberwolves, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. The deal, rumored to be a two-year, $8 million deal, will add a viable center/forward to a young Timberwolves team lacking much in the way of a veteran presence. With Karl Anthony-Towns, Gorgui Dieng, and Kevin Garnett all able to play either the power forward or center position, this move will give the Timberwolves room to play around with the roster matchups in the frontcourt. With no timetable to return for Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, the Timberwolves might be buying insurance on Pekovic's damaged goods with the signing of Hill.
Hill isn't expected to re-sign with the Pacers this offseason, Pacers.com's Mark Montieth reports. Hill was one of the Pacers' best inside scoring presences in the early portion of the season, but his size limitations and lack of rim protection ultimately resulted in him surrendering court time to Myles Turner once the calendar flipped to 2016. Previous coach Frank Vogel ended up dropping Hill from the rotation entirely late in the regular season and during the postseason, so with his campaign ending with a whimper, there's little incentive for the 28-year-old to return to the Pacers. Hill will look to latch on with another team this summer, but may have to settle for only a one- or two-year deal, as he profiles best as a reserve player.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-99 Game 5 loss to the Raptors. Hill had appeared in each of the Pacers' previous four playoff games, but only played a combined 12 minutes in those contests. He's been effectively out of the rotation since the start of April, appearing in only six of the team's 12 games (including playoffs), averaging just 8.5 minutes.
Hill (personal) is expected to be available Thursday against the Pelicans, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports. Hill has been deemed probable throughout the day for personal reasons, and it looks as though he'll be available in his usual role of 15-22 minutes off the bench, backing up Ian Mahinmi and Myles Turner.
Hill is considered probable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans. It sounds as though the Pacers are expecting Hill to be available, but if that doesn't end up being the case, expect Lavoy Allen to pick up some extra minutes off the bench.
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