More teams have been added to the original trade that sent Hill from the Bucks to the Pelicans and he will now actually be sent to the Thunder as a result, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Hill will bring a veteran presence to a young, inexperienced Thunder squad. He averaged 9.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 steals in Milwaukee last season. He also shot a career-high 46.0 percent from beyond the arc. He now projects to either start alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the Thunder's backcourt or at least be one of the first players off the bench.
Hill was traded along with Eric Bledsoe and three future first-round draft picks from Milwaukee to New Orleans on Monday in exchange for Jrue Holiday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Hill was a veteran asset off the bench for Milwaukee in 2019, averaging 9.4 points, 3.1 assists and three rebounds over 59 games. He could slot in as a backup point guard behind Lonzo Ball and should be a fine mentor on a young-yet-talented team. However, there's a chance the Pelicans, suddenly flush with point guard depth, could look to re-route Hill to another team this offseason.
Hill finished with 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-0 FT), five boards, three assists and two steals in 37 minutes of a 118-115 overtime win against Miami on Sunday.
Hill came off the bench to fill the void left in the lineup once Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) left the game late in the first quarter. Hill has been the Bucks' best option off the bench, and he turned in another solid performance in this one, pitching in to help replace the production of his team's missing MVP. Game 5 will be Tuesday.
Hill will come off the bench for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, Ted Davis of the Milwaukee Bucks Radio Network reports.
With Eric Bledsoe (hamstring) back in the starting five, Hill will return to his usual bench role. He should still see minutes in the mid-20s.
Hill tallied just eight points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Monday's 115-104 Game 1 loss to Miami.
Hill shifted into the starting lineup with Eric Bledsoe (hamstring) unable to be cleared for the game, but those who gambled on him in DFS were left disappointed by this stat line. The veteran is typically more reliable than this and should be better if he's given the starting nod again Wednesday.
Hill (finger) chipped in 11 points (2-3 FG, 7-8 FT), three assists and two rebounds in 23 minutes during Saturday's 118-104 Game 5 win against the Magic.
Hill had been listed as probable due to a left finger sprain but ended up earning the most minutes among the six reserves who saw the floor for Milwaukee. Hill unsurprisingly didn't contribute incredible counting stats in this first round series against the Magic. Still, he's one of the team's most dependable options at guard, capable of contributing on both ends with sturdy defense, three-point shooting and steady playmaking.
Hill is listed as probable for Saturday's Game 5 against the Magic with a left finger sprain.
Hill is likely to play Saturday, but it's unclear whether he'll face any limitations as a result of his finger issue. The 34-year-old is averaging 8.8 points and 4.0 assists over 22.0 minutes per game to begin the series.
Hill is not on the injury report ahead of Saturday's Game 5 against the Magic.
Hill was listed as inactive for unexplained reasons before the originally scheduled Game 5 against the Magic on Wednesday before the Bucks decided to boycott the game. It appears he'll take part in the newly scheduled Game 5 on Saturday. In the series, Hill is averaging 8.8 points, 4.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 22.0 minutes.
Hill is not active for Wednesday's Game 5 against Orlando, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.
The explanation is not clear, but Hill does not appear active on the Bucks' official roster for Wednesday's game, and he's been replaced by Frank Mason.
Hill (hamstring) played 23 minutes off the bench in Monday's Game 4 win over the Magic, finishing with nine points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, two rebounds and two steals.
The veteran guard was considered probable coming in due to a hamstring injury, but he was available for his usual role off the bench and saw his most action since Game 1 (27 minutes). Despite the fairly modest stat line, Hill was highly effective on the court, going a team-best plus-30.
Hill is considered probable for Monday's Game 4 against the Magic due to a left hamstring issue.
The fact that Hill is expected to play indicates that the injury isn't overly serious, but it'll be something to monitor if it lingers beyond Monday's game. In Saturday's Game 3, Hill finished with eight points in 19 minutes off the bench.
Hill is out for rest Thursday against the Grizzlies.
The veteran will get the day off for the Bucks' final seeding game. In his stead, we could see Frank Mason, Sterling Brown and Pat Connaughton garner extended minutes.
Hill will start Tuesday's contest against the Wizards.
With Eric Bledsoe (knee), Wes Matthews (hip), Khris Middleton (rest) and Donte DiVincenzo (elbow) out, Hill will join the starting five. Hill has started just one other contest this season, but in games that he's seen at least 24 minutes, he's averaging 11.2 points, 3.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds.
Hill finished with 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-8 3Pt), two boards, and three assists in 19 minutes in a 114-106 loss to Toronto on Monday.
Hill notched double-digit points for the first time since the restart, doing most of his damage on a 50 percent shooting night from deep. The strong shooting night couldn't spark the Bucks to a win in the contest. He'll face Washington on Tuesday.
Hill will get the start in place of Wes Matthews on Tuesday against the Nets.
The Bucks will start two true point guards in Hill and Eric Bledsoe, while Donte DiVincenzo, who had a very poor outing against the Rockets on Sunday night, shifts to the bench. Hill recorded five points, five assists, and four rebounds in Sunday's 120-116 loss.
Hill had two points (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists, three rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes during Saturday's 131-123 win over the Kings.
Hill struggled with his shot but paced the team in assists, filling in capably for Eric Bledsoe (illness). Bledsoe practiced Friday and may be on the verge of returning to the rotation. Nevertheless, Hill has carved out a decent role off the bench and can likely be expected to continue earning at least 20 minutes on most nights.
Hill (thigh) is off the injury report ahead of Thursday's contest against the Celtics.
Hill has been dealing with a bruised right thigh, but he'll be able to return Thursday. Across his past eight appearances, he's averaging 8.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 21.8 minutes.
Hill (thigh) is expected to return for Thursday's game against Boston, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports.
The veteran missed Monday's loss to Denver, but he was able to practice in full Wednesday, so all indications are that he'll be available off the bench Thursday.
Hill (thigh) will not play Monday against the Nuggets.
Hill took a hit to the leg during Sunday's loss to Phoenix, and he'll sit out Monday with what the team is calling a "bruised right adductor." With Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) out and Eric Bledsoe (knee) doubtful to play, Donte DiVincenzo could serve as the fill-in at point guard.
Hill (groin) will be available Sunday against the Suns, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Hill missed the last two games with a groin injury, but he'll return to being a key piece off the bench Sunday. Prior to the injury, Hill had played at least 20 minutes in six of his last seven games, scoring in double-figures in four of those contests.
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