Hill (thumb) will remain in a cast for another week or two, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. The veteran is without a firm return timetable, but this latest news essentially rules out the possibility that he could return directly after the All-Star break. Even if Hill sheds the cast in a week, he'll likely need time to regain strength in his dominant right thumb, and he'll also need to build up his conditioning considering he hasn't played since Jan. 24. So long as Hill remains out, rookie Theo Maledon (33.1 MPG over his last seven games) should continue to hold onto an elevated role.
Hill (thumb) underwent a minor surgical procedure Tuesday and is expected to miss at least the next four weeks, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. Hill had already missed the last four games after suffering the injury back on Jan. 24 against the Clippers. With a longer-term absence on tap, the stage is set for rookie Theo Maledon to stick in the starting lineup alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. In 14 appearances this season, Hill is averaging 11.8 points, 3.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.6 made threes in 26.4 minutes.
Hill (thumb) will not play in Monday's game against the Rockets, Rylan Stiles of Locked On Thunder reports. With George set to miss a fourth straight game, rookie Theo Maledon should once again bet set to start in the backcourt alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Maledon finished Friday's loss to Brooklyn with a career-high 24 points (6-6 3PT) in 33 minutes of action.
Hill (thumb) will not play Friday against the Nets, Rylan Stiles of BricktownBuckets.com reports. Hill will miss his third game in a row due to a right thumb sprain. His absence will mark the fourth game he's missed so far this year.
Hill (thumb) won't play Wednesday against the Suns, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. The 34-year-old will be sidelined for the second consecutive game by a right thumb sprain. Theo Maledon receives another start for the Thunder in Hill's absence.
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