Hill provided two points (1-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt), five assists, three steals and two rebounds in 28 minutes Wednesday against Chicago.
Hill struggled with his shot, failing to make a three for the first time in his past seven games in his return to the bench after a one-game stint in the starting five. He was, on the other hand, able to see 29 minutes, nearly 10 more than he's averaging on the season. It appears as if Hill's solid play this year could be leading to a larger role, though until he's able to provide some statistical consistency, he won't be worth a roster spot in standard formats.
Hill accounted for 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt), six rebounds, three steals and two assists in 33 minutes during Monday's loss to Indiana.
Hill delivered in his first start of the season, dropping a season-best 22 points while reaching double-figures for the third time on the year. It was an excellent performance but Hill's likely to return to the bench when Jonas Valanciunas (illness) returns, making it unlikely that he'll be able to replicate the line anytime soon. On the year, he's playing just 18.8 minutes per game, and while he's shooting well, particularly from three (44.2 percent), his totals aren't enough to make him viable in most formats.
Hill posted six points (2-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and two rebounds in Friday's 118-86 loss to the Magic.
Hill has provided steady scoring off the bench, currently averaging 7.3 points per game. Noticeably, the 28-year-old is having his best shooting numbers in his career at 48.4 percent of field goals and 43.8 percent of 3-point shots. The solid shooting numbers should keep Hill in the rotation regularly, however it seems unlikely he gains a larger role if only because the Grizzlies seem content to develop their youthful frontcourt.
Hill logged 13 points (5-5 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 134-133 overtime win against the Nets.
Hill, who did not play in the previous two games (coach's decision), provided a spark off the bench, making all five of his shots from the field. It's possible this performance could lead to future opportunities for Hill as he looks to become a regular part of Memphis' rotation, however with Jonas Valancuinas (foot) expected to be lifted from his minutes restriction in the coming games, plus the likes of Brandon Clarke and Jaren Jackson expected to receive a heavy dose of minutes throughout the season, Hill might find his playing time to be inconsistent.
Hill, along with Miles Plumlee, has been traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for Chandler Parsons, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Hill has struggled to get on the court lately, appearing in just 56 total games across the past two seasons. The Hawks will opt to send out his $13.2 million salary along with Plumlee's salary to acquire Parsons, essentially adding a roster spot by swapping two overpriced contracts for one. It's unlikely Hill will play a fantasy-relevant role with Memphis.
Hill -- along with the No. 4 and No. 57 picks in the 2019 NBA Draft, plus a future second-round pick -- has been dealt to the Hawks for the No. 8, 17 and 35 picks in the 2019 Draft.
This deal is more about the picks and New Orleans dumping Hill's contract -- he's owed $13.2 million next season -- than the impact Hill will make as a player in Atlanta. Hill has struggled to make an impact lately, appearing in just 56 total games across the past two seasons. Last year, he averaged 4.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.0 minutes. It's unlikely his production will change much with the Hawks. At least not to the level that warrants fantasy consideration.
Hill posted 14 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Pelicans' 130-102 loss to the Lakers.
Hill had appeared in just one of the Pelicans' past seven games, but the blowout in addition to several players sitting out with injuries Sunday opened up some expanded run for the veteran forward. He responded with a solid performance, but Hill shouldn't be counted on to replicate this kind of stat line over the Pelicans' final few games of the campaign.
Hill had one rebound and one steal in seven minutes during Tuesday's 130-113 loss to the Bucks.
Hill didn't attempt a single shot, though this was his third straight appearance after being a healthy scratch for 13 consecutive contests (from Feb. 6 and Mar. 6). With the Pelicans mostly looking to develop the younger players on the roster down the stretch of 2018-19, Hill is not a very trustworthy option for fantasy purposes.
Hill (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Wednesday in the Pelicans' 125-120 win over the Bulls.
Even with the Pelicans down five players due to injury and not choosing to use Wesley Johnson after he was dealt to the Wizards during the contest, coach Alvin Gentry still wasn't inclined to hand Hill minutes in a close game. It's hard to quibble with the decision, given that Hill is averaging a meager 4.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 20.3 minutes per game on the season and has generally provided little production since inking a four-year, $48 million contract with New Orleans in the summer of July. The Pelicans would surely like to shed Hill from their payroll prior to Thursday's trade deadline, but it's unclear if they'll be able to find a taker for his contract.
Hill will come off the bench Monday against the Pacers, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Kenrich Williams will move into the starting five in place of Hill. Hill saw 37 minutes on January 24, but has seen a decrease in minutes in each of the four following games, including less than 20 in the past three. It looks as though Hill will continue to play a smaller role, with Williams playing at least 30 minutes in the past three games.
Hill had seven points (3-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 37 minutes during Thursday's 122-116 loss to the Thunder.
Hill earned a season high minute total and matched his season high in assists. He saw just five minutes during Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons, but with E'Twaun Moore (rest), Julius Randle (ankle), Nikola Mirotic (calf), and Anthony Davis (finger) all sidelined for this one, Hill received double-digit minutes for the first time through four appearances in January. After averaging 25.1 minutes per game during December, Hill has been a healthy scratch more times (seven) than he has seen the floor this month. Nevertheless, with Mirotic and Davis already ruled out for Saturday's showdown with the Spurs, Hill is likely to see decent minutes once again.
Hill is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Oklahoma City, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Julius Randle was a late scratch due to an ankle sprain, so Hill will draw the start in his absence. The Pelicans are without Randle, E'Twaun Moore (rest), Nikola Mirotic (calf) and Anthony Davis (finger), so there's a good chance Hill could see a heavier workload than usual. In 10 starts this season, he's totaled 10 or more points just two times, however.
Hill played five minutes off the bench and recorded no statistics Wednesday in the Pelicans' 98-94 loss to the Pistons.
The lack of production is nothing new for Hill, who has been one of the NBA's lowest-usage players since joining New Orleans ahead of the 2016-17 season. More noteworthy than the vacant stat line was the fact that Hill saw any run of the bench in a close game, as he had been excluded from the rotation in each of the Pelicans' previous seven games. He could see a slight uptick in playing time by default Thursday in Oklahoma City as the Pelicans play without three key rotation members in Anthony Davis (finger), Nikola Mirotic (calf) and E'Twaun Moore (rest).
Hill had four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes during Monday's 123-114 win over the Timberwolves.
Hill returned to a reserve role with point guard Elfrid Payton (finger) making his return to the lineup and Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore operating along the wing. There was a 12-game stretch in November where a healthy Hill did not see a single second of action, since which he has earned at least 20 minutes in 12 of 18 contests. Nevertheless, Hill has only reached double figures in scoring twice during this same span of time and isn't known for piling up counting stats. As a result, he's best reserved for use in the very deepest leagues.
Hill will move to the bench for Monday's game against Minnesota, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Hill received a spot start Saturday against the Rockets with both Elfrid Payton (finger) and Darius Miller (illness) out. Both will return Monday, however, and Hill will move back to his normal role off the bench where he's averaged just over 22 minutes per game this season.
Hill will start Saturday against the Rockets, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
With Darius Miller (illness) out, coach Alvin Gentry will start Hill at small forward. In nine previous starts this season, Hill has averaged 5.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.2 minutes.
Hill will come off the bench for Sunday's game against Kings, Daniel Sallerson of the New Orleans Pelicans reports.
Darius Miller is moving into Hill's place in the starting five. Hill moved into the starting five about a week ago. It's unsure if he will remain coming off the bench, or if they are just playing to the matchup.
Hill provided 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 26 minutes in the Pelicans' 102-96 loss to the Heat on Sunday.
Hill remained in the starting five despite E'Twaun Moore's return to action, and he responded with his second double-digit scoring effort of the last five games. The veteran rarely provides much in the way of points, but he remains a solid rebounder out of the small forward position and has pulled down between six and eight boards over the last four contests. It's doubtful that Hill remains in the starting five much longer given his offensive limitations, with Moore likely to return to the first unit in coming games.
Hill is starting Sunday against the Heat, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
Hill gets the nod at forward despite E'Twaun Moore being cleared to take the court. Hill is averaging 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds over his previous 10 games (24.7 minutes) and should be in line for plenty of run at home against Miami.
Hill compiled eight points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, three steals, two assists, and one block in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 118-114 win over the Thunder.
Hill saw a season high minute total and contributed in every category. Hill has earned at least 30 minutes in two of the last four contests, and he continues to play a fairly prominent role lately. While Hill is not reliable enough to trust in standard leagues, he has been shooting the ball well recently (besides in this one) and earning quality minutes after disappearing from the team's rotation for a 12-game stretch from early-to-late November.
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