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.
Hill will be the starter at point guard to begin the season, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Coach Ty Lue is opting to give the veteran the reigns of the first-team offense to kick off the 2018-19 campaign, and rookie Collin Sexton will come off the bench. Still, a starting role doesn't guarantee Hill 30 minutes per night. He started all 24 games he appeared in for the Cavs last season and saw 27.9 minutes per contest, averaging 9.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
Hill will return to the starting lineup for Monday's preseason tilt with the Pacers, Cavaliers' play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod reports. Hill sat out Saturday's game for rest, but as expected, is back in the lineup Monday. With Rodney Hood (ankle) sitting out, Hill will get the start alongside rookie Collin Sexton, which should be coach Ty Lue's first real look at the pairing. Along with Hill and Sexton will be Cedi Osman, Sam Dekker and Larry Nance.
Hill will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Celtics for rest purposes, Joe Vardon of The Athletic reports. It will be nothing more than the night off for the veteran in the team's rematch with Boston. In Hill's absence, rookie Colin Sexton will get the start at point guard with both Jordan Clarkson and Isaiah Taylor in line to see more minutes in the contest.
Hill posted one points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and two steals across 18 minutes during Tuesday's 102-95 preseason win over the Celtics. Hill drew the start over rookie Collin Sexton, though was convincingly outplayed by the rookie. After joining the Cavs last season, Hill averaged 9.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds across 27.9 minutes. He may be in line for a similar role, but that would put him on the fringes of fantasy relevancy.
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