Hill is not in the starting five for Friday's contest against the Grizzlies, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports. Garrett Temple is starting in his stead. Coach Dave Joerger continues to change up his lineups, which has resulted in Hill getting sent to the bench Friday. Over the past four games, he's averaged 13.3 points across 28.8 minutes per game.
Hill finished with 20 points (6-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, four rebounds, and three steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 120-105 loss to the Jazz. For at least one more night, the idea that Hill would be taking a back seat for the rest of the season was pretty misleading. It's still possible that the Kings will strike a deal with a team in win-now mode looking to upgrade its backcourt rotation. However, if Hill remains on the roster beyond the trade deadline, expect no shortage of inconsistencies as the Kings focus on the future.
Hill will re-enter the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. Hill came off the bench for Monday's game, as the Kings wanted to give Bogdan Bogdanovic some run with the top unit. While Bogdanovic will remain in the starting lineup, the Kings will shift him over to small forward and send Garrett Temple to the bench. That allows Hill to start at shooting guard, though coach Dave Joerger recently indicated that he's going to try and get his younger players more playing time for the remainder of the season, so Hill still may not see a typical starter's workload. With uncertainty over his role in the rotation, fantasy owners should temper expectations for Hill moving forward.
Hill's role will be reduced for the remainder of the season to allow younger players more time on the court to develop, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. This is disastrous news for Hill's fantasy value, as it seems that coach Dave Joerger will occasionally have Hill sit out entire games so that younger players like De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield and Malachi Richardson can see more time on the court. Hill will still retain some value in formats with daily lineup options if the Kings announce his availability with enough lead time, but he'll be a very risky option to deploy in weekly formats. Fellow veterans Vince Carter and Zach Randolph will also see similar treatment as well.
Hill will come off the bench Monday against the Thunder, Kayte Christensen of NBC Sports California reports. Bogdan Bogdanovic is drawing the start at the shooting guard position Monday, moving Hill to the bench. The reason for the switch has yet to be announced, as it could just be a way to get the older Hill more rest. Hill has struggled over his past six games played, scoring just 10.8 points over 29.0 minutes while shooting 38.0 percent overall and 26.1 percent from beyond the arc.
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