Hill (shoulder) is expected to miss around two weeks because of a right shoulder strain, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Hill was a late scratch from Wednesday's starting five due to what the Cavs thought was shoulder soreness, but he's since been diagnosed with a sprain and will be on the bench for at least two weeks. He'll be monitored closely and an update on his status should emerge as he nears a return to action. In the meantime, Collin Sexton will stand in as the starting point guard for a Cleveland team that's currently riddled with injuries.
Hill will not play Wednesday against the Thunder due to a shoulder issue, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Hill will be a late scratch with what the team is deeming "right shoulder soreness." Expect rookie Collin Sexton, as well as Jordan Clarkson and perhaps Rodney Hood, to pick up some extra minutes in Hill's place.
Hill scored 22 points (10-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt) while adding six assists, four rebounds and four steals in 33 minutes during Monday's 102-100 loss to the Magic. The veteran guard led the Cavs in scoring while putting together his best performance of the season, and for 47 and a half minutes it looked like it would be enough to get the team its second win of the season. Hill's averaging 12.6 points per game so far, but that's buoyed by unsustainable 55.6 percent field-goal and 48.0 percent three-point shooting, and a rebuilding Cleveland club could send him packing to a contender, where he'd almost certainly be stuck in a bench role. Hill has some fantasy value in deeper formats, but it's value that could evaporate at any time.
Hill provided 17 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three assists, two rebounds and one steal across 20 minutes Tuesday in the Cavaliers' 136-114 win over the Hawks. Cleveland was able to blow the game open after three quarters, allowing Hill to pick up some rest down the stretch while rookie point guard Collin Sexton (17 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes) while directing the offense. That didn't prevent Hill from reaching the teens in scoring for the third straight contest, though as per usual, it didn't come with much notable production in other categories. Hill is averaging 25.7 minutes per game on the season, but he'll likely see that figure trend downward as the campaign unfolds with the 1-6 Cavaliers expected to make finding time for Sexton more of a priority.
Hill totaled 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven assists, and two rebounds in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 116-104 loss to the Raptors. Hill started as expected and played 31 minutes, finishing with 15 points and seven assists. Despite the Cavaliers drafting rookie guard Collin Sexton, Hill appears to have the starting role locked up, at least for the time being. Hill was undrafted in many formats and while this was likely warranted in standard leagues, he is certainly worth grabbing in slightly deeper formats if you are in need of a point guard with a low ceiling but relatively high floor.
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