Veteran point guard George Hill is signing with the Milwaukee Bucks after clearing waivers, according to Shams Charania. Hill was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the Bucks in 2020, eventually moving on to the Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 8.7 points and 2.4 assists per game last season in 30 games between Oklahoma City and Philly.
Hill provides the Bucks with a valuable, playoff-tested point guard option off the bench as the team attempts to defend its title. He can shoot the three ball well and also offers defensive upside for the group. His familiarity with most of the roster should benefit both Hill and the Bucks. Hill has played 139 career playoff games, something Milwaukee will be able to draw from late in the season.
Milwaukee is +900 to win the 2021-22 NBA championship, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. While Hill won’t do much to move that line, he provides the Bucks with an important bench piece for next season.