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.
Hill (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Phoenix.
The veteran missed Monday's win over Portland with a right thumb sprain, but there's a chance Hill can return in time for Wednesday's matchup. The guard likely will be a game-time call barring any major setbacks before tipoff. If Hill is sidelined for a second straight game, expect rookie Theo Maledon to earn another start.
Hill will not play in Monday's game against the Blazers due to a sprained right thumb, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
This is the first we've heard of the injury, which likely occurred during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, which Hill finished with a season-high 22 points in 28 minutes of action. It's unclear if he'll miss additional time beyond Monday, but for the time being, Hamidou Diallo will likely be among the biggest beneficiaries, from a minutes perspective.
Hill registered 22 points (9-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Sunday's loss against the Clippers.
Hill notched his best scoring output of the campaign -- and just his second game with 20 or more points since he scored 21 points in the season opener. The veteran point guard has scored in double digits in five of his last seven games and is slowly carving out a role as one of the Thunder's most reliable threats in an offense led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He's not likely to hover around the 20-point mark on a steady basis, but he seems to get enough touches and usage to be considered as a reliable double-digit scoring threat on most nights.
Hill registered 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds and an assist across 30 minutes in Friday's loss against the Clippers.
Hill was one of five Thunder players that scored in double digits and was also tied for the team's lead in rebounds, so it was a strong performance across the board for the veteran floor general. Hill is not likely to post strong scoring performances on a game-to-game basis, but he has registered 10 or more points in four of his last six contests, so he might still be serviceable in most formats -- especially since he seems to have a starting role all but locked down.
Hill posted 12 points (3-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds and five assists across 28 minutes in Tuesday's 112-102 loss against the Spurs.
Hill was one of three players to score exactly 12 points for the Thunder, and the veteran point guard made his presence felt against his former team by tying his season-high marks for both rebounds and assists. Hill has also surpassed the 10-point mark in three of his last four contests, so he's clearly trending in the right direction.
Hill scored 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, four assists and two steals across 27 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
Hill bounced back from a poor effort in a blowout loss to the Heat on Monday by chipping in across the entire box score. In particular, he was more aggressive getting up his shot and was solid from three-point range. While his per game averages aren't flashy, Hill has chipped in at least four assists and at least one steal in four of his six games this season.
Hill scored 18 points (7-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding a rebound, five assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Saturday's 108-99 win over the Magic.
Hill has started in his first four games in a Thunder uniform and has scored in double digits in three of those contests -- he also posted a season-high mark in assists. Hill also bounced back from an eight-point performance the last time out, and he should remain a reliable source for production in the Thunder's backcourt moving forward.
Hill tallied eight points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and four assists over 24 minutes in Thursday's 113-80 loss to the Pelicans.
Hill returned to the starting lineup Thursday after missing Tuesday's game due to neck spasms, and he was relatively productive in his return. The Thunder were unable to get much done on the scoreboard against New Orleans, but Hill tied for a team-leading four assists in the loss. Barring any setbacks, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 34-year-old available for the team going forward.
Hill is starting Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Hill missed Tuesday's contest due to neck spasms, but he was removed from the injury report ahead of the game and will return to the starting five against New Orleans. Justin Jackson will come off the bench with Hill starting Thursday.
Hill (neck) is off the injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
Neck spasms forced Hill to miss Tuesday's game against the Magic, but he should be good to go for Thursday. In two appearances with the Thunder thus far, he's averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 59.1 percent from the field.
Hill (neck) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Magic, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
The 34-year-old will join fellow starter Al Horford (rest) on the inactive list Tuesday due to neck spasms. Hamidou Diallo and Theo Maledon should see increased minutes for the Thunder. Hill's next chance to take the court will be Thursday against New Orleans.
Hill is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Magic due to neck spasms.
The veteran may have tweaked his neck during Monday's narrow loss to the Jazz, in which he posted 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes as a starter. If Hill sits out Tuesday, Hamidou Diallo would likely benefit most.
Hill compiled 14 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals across 25 minutes in Monday's 110-109 loss to the Jazz.
Hill is turning back the clock in Oklahoma City. He looks a lot like the shifty guard that confounded defenses with the Pacers eight years ago. Hill spent two disappointing seasons in Milwaukee in a reserve role, and the change of scenery is a great opportunity for Hill to make a significant impact. Although his veteran presence is invaluable, many experts think it's just a matter of time before Theo Maledon takes over at shooting guard. If Hill keeps playing like this, Maledon's coming-out party may be delayed.
Hill scored 21 points (8-9 FG, 4-4 3 PT, 1-2 FT) to go along with four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 24 minutes in Saturday's win over the Hornets.
Hill saw the fewest minutes of the Thunder's starting five, with Hamidou Diallo and Theo Maledon also earning significant minutes. He made the most of his time on the floor, knocking down all but one of his field-goal attempts. With the Thunder focused on developing their young core, Hill could see inconsistent minutes, particularly as the season wears on.
Hill will start in Friday's preseason finale against the Bulls, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Hill will make his second preseason appearance in the finale. During his first appearance, he posted 11 points, five rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.
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