Hill was waived by the Timberwolves on Monday, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
Hill's contract was non-guaranteed for next season if he was waived before the end of June, so the move isn't all that unexpected, especially after the Wolves acquired Jimmy Butler via trade on draft night. With Butler in tow and under contract for two more seasons, the Wolves are expected to ramp up their efforts to return to the postseason, which means clearing as much cap space as possible to pursue impact free agents this offseason. The 29-year-old Hill appeared in only seven games for the Wolves in 2016-17 after falling out of favor with coach Tom Thibodeau early in the year.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 100-93 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.
The season-ending injury to Nemanja Bjelica (foot) doesn't look like it will open up a spot in the rotation for Hill, especially after the team addressed their lack of depth at forward by signing Omri Casspi. Hill has made just one appearance since Dec. 26, playing a sole minute in that contest.
Hill (coach's decision) failed to see the floor in a 116-108 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Coach Tom Thibodeau continues to trot out a tight eight- or nine-man rotation in most games, affording no opportunities of late for Hill to take the floor. The veteran big man's last appearance came Dec. 26 against the Hawks, meaning he's been stuck on the bench for the last 25 games.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't see the court in a 122-114 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.
Hill was briefly included in the Timberwolves' bench rotation during a two-game stretch around Christmastime, but he's since dropped out of the bench mix. He hasn't played in any of the Wolves' last 11 games and has just five total appearances to his name on the season.
Hill scored four points with six rebounds in a season-high 19 minutes in Sunday's loss to Oklahoma City. "I just wanted to get a look at him," head coach Tom Thibodeau told the MInneapolis Star Tribune. "He played very well in the first half for his first time out. His offense and his rebounding is something I wanted to see and he's got experience against these guys, too."
Hill played more minutes Sunday than the combined minutes he had played all season. Perhaps this will begin to get him regular playing time off the bench, but Thibodeau has given few minutes to his reserves.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't play in Saturday's 115-102 loss to the Warriors.
Hill has made just two appearances all season, with his last coming back on Nov. 5. With the Wolves frontcourt at full health, it doesn't look as though Hill will have an opportunity in the near future to break into coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation.
Hill scored four points (2-3 FG) to go with three rebounds across five minutes in Tuesday's 116-80 win over the Grizzlies.
Hill didn't see the floor in the Timberwolves' first two games, but received some light run with the game quickly turning into a blowout. The veteran big man isn't a regular option in coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation and doesn't figure to see the floor much when the team's key frontcourt players are healthy.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Saturday's 101-96 preseason win over the Heat.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau rolled out a 10-man rotation Saturday that resembled his preferred setup for the regular season, so Hill's exclusion from that group isn't encouraging. With Nemanja Bjelica thriving during the preseason, it appears he's passed up Hill as the team's fourth big man.
Hill has agreed to a two-year deal with the Timberwolves, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The deal, rumored to be a two-year, $8 million deal, will add a viable center/forward to a young Timberwolves team lacking much in the way of a veteran presence. With Karl Anthony-Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Cole Aldrich and Kevin Garnett all able to play either the power forward or center position, this move will give the Timberwolves room to play around with the roster matchups in the frontcourt. With no timetable to return for Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, the Timberwolves might be buying insurance on Pekovic's damaged goods with the signings of Hill and Aldrich.
Hill isn't expected to re-sign with the Pacers this offseason, Pacers.com's Mark Montieth reports.
Hill was one of the Pacers' best inside scoring presences in the early portion of the season, but his size limitations and lack of rim protection ultimately resulted in him surrendering court time to Myles Turner once the calendar flipped to 2016. Previous coach Frank Vogel ended up dropping Hill from the rotation entirely late in the regular season and during the postseason, so with his campaign ending with a whimper, there's little incentive for the 28-year-old to return to the Pacers. Hill will look to latch on with another team this summer, but may have to settle for only a one- or two-year deal, as he profiles best as a reserve player.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-99 Game 5 loss to the Raptors.
Hill had appeared in each of the Pacers' previous four playoff games, but only played a combined 12 minutes in those contests. He's been effectively out of the rotation since the start of April, appearing in only six of the team's 12 games (including playoffs), averaging just 8.5 minutes.
Hill (personal) is expected to be available Thursday against the Pelicans, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports.
Hill has been deemed probable throughout the day for personal reasons, and it looks as though he'll be available in his usual role of 15-22 minutes off the bench, backing up Ian Mahinmi and Myles Turner.
Hill is considered probable for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
It sounds as though the Pacers are expecting Hill to be available, but if that doesn't end up being the case, expect Lavoy Allen to pick up some extra minutes off the bench.
Coach Frank Vogel said that Hill would start at center Thursday against the Raptors if Ian Mahinmi (back) is ruled out.
Mahinmi was being listed as doubtful following morning shootaround, so it appears safe to count on Hill stepping into the starting five. Assuming that's indeed the case, Hill would likely see a noticeable uptick in the 19.7 minutes he's averaging through seven games in March, which would make him an intriguing roster option in DFS formats. Over eight starts at center this season, Hill is averaging 12 points, 6.9 boards, 1.9 assists, one block, and 0.8 steals over 27.4 minutes.
Hill scored 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 FT) to go with three rebounds and a block over 23 minutes in a 103-98 victory over the Celtics on Tuesday.
Hill was listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury entering Tuesday's game, but would eventually wind up being one of five Pacers to score in double-digits. Hill has put together a nice season as Ian Mahinmi's backup, now averaging 10.7 points with 5.7 boards in the month of March. The big man's sparse court time, however, limits his value to deeper leagues.
Hill is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics due to an unspecified injury.
The Pacers have not disclosed what type of injury, if any, Hill is battling, but the big man could ultimately end up a game-time decision if the team's medical staff opts to evaluate him during pregame warmups. If Hill is ultimately held out, recently recalled Shayne Whittington could pick up a few minutes off the bench.
Hill provided 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 23 minutes during the Pacers' 104-99 win against the Bucks on Wednesday.
Hill somehow managed to commit five fouls in only 23 minutes, but overall it was an extremely efficient performance for the backup big man. Through 57 games, Hill is averaging 9.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 22 minutes per matchup.
Hill contributed 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 24 minutes during the Pacers' 111-102 loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
Even including the previous Sunday's double-double performance, Hill is averaging 9.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 0.6 blocks in 19 minutes per contest over the last five games. These numbers are all similar to his current marks for the season, which effectively limits Hill's value to deep leagues.
Hill had 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, and two assists in 16 minutes during the Pacers' 105-102 win against the Magic on Sunday.
Hill has nine double-doubles on the season despite seeing less than 22 minutes per appearance. The emergence of rookie Myles Turner has played a part in Hill's reduced role of late, and the 28-year-old big man is mustering up 8.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 17 minutes per game over the last five contests.
Hill (finger) played 12 minutes in Friday's 101-98 win over the Thunder and finished with two points (1-6 FG), four rebounds, and one assist.
Hill, who was returning from a dislocated finger suffered in the Pacers' final game before the All-Star break, saw his court time limited while frontcourt starters Myles Turner (16 points, five boards, six blocks in 36 minutes) and Ian Mahinmi (19 points, 11 boards, three assists, two blocks in 35 minutes) both thrived. Turner in particular has blossomed since ascending to the starting lineup, and if the rookie continues to produce well during his time with the top unit, Hill may be hard pressed to crack 20 minutes most nights in the final third of the season.
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