Hill provided 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block across 36 minutes in Monday's 111-106 overtime loss to the Cavaliers. Hill has been outstanding while starting and playing more than 30 minutes in three of the last five games while Ian Mahinmi (back) has been struggling through injury. In those three starts, he's averaging 18 points, 8.6 boards, three assists, and 2.3 blocks, making Hill a superb DFS option in the frontcourt so long as Mahinmi remains sidelined.
Hill got the start at center once again Saturday with Ian Mahinmi (back) sidelined, and scored 20 points (9-13 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, six blocks, three assists and a steal in 38 minutes. The blocks were a new career high for Hill, while the points tied his season high. When he gets a chance to start he's putting up useful numbers, averaging 11.6 points, 7.7 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.9 steals in seven games, so if Mahinmi remains out of action for any length of time, Hill becomes an intriguing depth option.
Hill came off the bench and played just 14 minutes in Tuesday's 91-89 loss to the Clippers, finishing with no points (0-2 FG), three rebounds, and one assist. Hill had started three of the Pacers' previous four games at center while Ian Mahinmi (ankle) remained sidelined, but slotted back into his usual reserve role when Mahinmi was cleared to rejoin the lineup. Mahinmi ended up churning out a double-double in 29 minutes while Myles Turner provided 16 points in 18 minutes off the bench, leaving little room for Hill to make an impressive of his own. It looks like Turner has surpassed Hill as the Pacers' top big man off the bench, and the rookie's role will likely only continue to grow during the second half of the season.
Hill produced 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds and two assists over 36 minutes in Saturday's 108-97 loss to the Kings. The 28-year-old managed his second-best point total of the season in his start in place of the sidelined Ian Mahinmi (ankle), while also posting his best scoring output since Dec. 14 versus the Raptors. It was only Hill's third double-digit scoring outing in January, unsurprising given the fact that he'd only averaged 17.8 minutes per contest coming into Saturday. The 36 minutes he received were a season high, and this level of playing time will likely evaporate once Mahinmi is able to return to the court.
Hill will draw the start at center Friday versus the Warriors. The Pacers will go the small-ball route in matching up with the Warriors. Hill will matchup with Andrew Bogut in this contest. He is averaging 9.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 21 minutes per game this season.
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