Yahoo! Sports news guru (and Sid Meier's Civilization style Gandhi with the nukes) Adrian Wojnarowski just reported a three-team trade between the Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, and the Indiana Pacers. Little is known so far, but the main points seem to be moving around some point guards. Jeff Teague is involved, and going to Indy. George Hill is involved as well, and going to Utah. We have no clue what else is happening unless Woj drops some more bombs. I suspect he, or Shams, will.
Atlanta is sending guard Jeff Teague to Indiana as part of a three-way deal, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2016
Three-way deal with Atlanta, Indiana and Utah, with George Hill going to the Jazz, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2016
Sources: Utah is sending the No. 12 pick in Thursday's Draft to Atlanta as part of deal that sends George Hill to Utah, Teague to Indy.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2016
Indiana has plans to work on signing Teague to a contract extension, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 22, 2016
As this day started, the Utah Jazz had the #12, #42, #52, and #60 draft picks in the NBA Draft. They also had on contract point guards Dante Exum, Raul Neto, Trey Burke; and also have Shelvin Mack on a non-guaranteed contract. After this trade, the principals that we do not yet know, I suspect that a few pieces could be gone from this puzzle beyond the #12.
George Hill is a 30 year old player from Indiana (Gordon Hayward's home state), and has played in eight NBA seasons. He was drafted in the first round, pick 26th back in 2008. Probably most important to us all, is that he was a San Antonio Spurs prospect back in the day, and played for them over three seasons. He has career averages of 11.3 ppg, 3.3 apg, 3.2 rpg, 0.9 spg, and shoots 37.6% from downtown. He does need minutes, and even as a rookie with the Spurs got playing time early. (Cookies! Milk! Who knew they could mix?)
Hill can play some defense out there, has a 6'9 wingspan, and as a pre-draftee had some athleticism to him. That was eight years ago. He is a good three point shooter, something our wing-oriented team needs. Does this help give space for Gordon Hayward to lead this team to the playoffs? We will see.
There are clearly more moves yet to be made this off-season for our club, and their now five point guards.
Hill is on the last year of multi-year deal. He is on the books for $8 Million. #ContractYear
Remember this? https://t.co/qnuKqhu31Q— Diana (@dianaallen) June 22, 2016
Boom! https://t.co/gFDbfyvDDc— Diana (@dianaallen) June 22, 2016
Welp pic.twitter.com/KTz4ZP1lpJ— Bree #HTTR (@DontCountMeIn) June 22, 2016
*Dennis Lindsey gets off the phone*— Mylo (@My_Lo) June 22, 2016
"It worked just like you said."
*Red woman walks out*
"The draft is dark and full of terrors."
Jerry Sloan wants George Hill to get his blonde hair dye job washed out before training camp, or Jer will do it behind a barn with a bucket.— Amar (@AllThatAmar) June 22, 2016
The backstory to that joke attempt is the story of Kyrylo Fesenko and how he was almost murdered by Jerry Sloan for superficial reasons.— Amar (@AllThatAmar) June 22, 2016
FWIW Dennis Lindsey is largely credited for trading George Hill from San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard.— Peter J Novak (@Peter_J_Novak) June 22, 2016
George Hill is better than Jeff Teague— Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) June 22, 2016