Hill saw 13 minutes of action in Monday's loss to the Bulls, producing four points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and one rebound. It's just the second appearance of the season for Hill. Because George Hill (illness) and Rodney Stuckey (ankle) were unavailable Monday, Vogel was forced to turn to Solomon Hill and the lightly used Joseph Young to eat up some minutes, but neither player is expected to emerge as a regular rotation option once the Pacers' backcourt is back to full health.
Hill was DNP-CD in the Pacers' Wednesday win against Boston. Hill hasn't been able to find himself as part of the Pacers' rotation early on this regular season, having played just two minutes in five tilts. This doesn't come as much of a surprise because he is currently behind CJ Miles (ankle) and Chase Budinger on the depth chart, and Paul George also slides to the small forward spot often as well. Even with Miles resting a sore ankle on Wednesday, Hill was still unable to find playing time.
Hill (ankle) returned to the court in Tuesday's preseason game against the Bulls, grabbing a rebound and a steal in seven minutes of action. Hill was back on the court for the first time since Oct. 6, but received nominal playing time. The third-year pro's ability to provide solid offensive contributions on occasion, and the valuable playing time he garnered in the 2014-15 season when various Pacers' starters were sidelined, make Hill an important piece of the team's bench. Hill also has positional versatility, capable of filling in at both forward spots and even shooting guard if necessary.
Pacers forward Solomon Hill (ankle) was a full participant in practice Friday, Nate Taylor of the Indy Star reports. Hill hasn't played in a preseason game since the first week of October, so this is good news for the forward, who's dealing with a minor ankle injury. With two games left in the preseason, the Pacers likely want to get Hill some time on the floor to get his legs under him, but they aren't going to risk a setback by forcing him into action too soon. Consider Hill questionable for Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Bulls, but he should be good to go by the start of the regular season.
Hill (ankle) is considered questionable for Thursday's preseason game against the Cavaliers. Hill has been plagued by a right ankle sprain for the past week and the Pacers are just hoping to get him ready for the start of the regular season. As a result, it wouldn't be all that surprising if he remained sidelined in Thursday's game for a third consecutive time.
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