Hill recorded six points (2-8 FG, 2-7 3PT), five rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes during the 123-115 overtime win over Detroit on Wednesday. Hill was handed a golden opportunity and butchered it to the max in the win. The forward ended up getting a spot in the starting five right before tip-off due to some injuries and did absolutely nothing with it. He ended up playing a season-high 40 minutes and had almost no production in the timeframe. He is not viable at all moving forward.
Hill is starting Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. The 29-year-old will make his first start of the season with Cam Reddish (knee) and De'Andre Hunter (knee) sidelined Wednesday. Hill is averaging 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 18.6 minutes this season but could see extended run versus Detroit. Tony Snell may also have an increased role.
Hill went for nine points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block across 20 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Hornets. Hill turned in one of his best performances of the season so far as he managed season highs in assists and steals in the loss. The 29-year-old had only scored a combined four points across his previous three outings, so this bounce-back effort was due. Hill is shooting 39.4 percent from deep so far this year, which would be the best mark of his career.
Hill is shooting 44.4 percent from three-point range through the first four games of the season. Hill has already settled himself as a steady piece of the Hawks' bench, logging at least 17 minutes in three of four games while averaging 6.8 points on 44.4 percent from deep. He has drained seven of his 13 shots from beyond the arc in his last two games, and he should be a good bet for at least one or two treys per game almost on a nightly basis.
Hill signed a one-year contract with the Hawks on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The financial terms of the deal have yet to be revealed. Hill started just four games last season for the Grizzlies and Heat but still played an important role in the rotation for both teams, averaging 18.4 minutes per game while chipping in with 5.5 points per contest. He'll likely fill a similar function as a low-usage role player for his new team.
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