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The Denver Nuggets have expressed interest in free agent point guard George Hill, who played for the Utah Jazz last year, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake City Tribune.
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets are expressing interest in point guard George Hill, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune.
As free agency began at midnight on July 1st, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports released more information stating that the discussions between Hill and the San Antonio Spurs had “broke off” and that Denver, as well as the New York Knicks, had made initial contact with Hill.
Sources: George Hill, Spurs discussions broke off. Denver and New York have so far made initial contact with Hill, one of top PGs on market.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2017
Ian Begley of ESPN, is now reporting that Denver has “serious interest” in Hill. Begley also shines a light on the Knicks interest saying that they have yet to contact Hill. Here is the full report from Begley on ESPN.
Denver has reached out to George Hill since the free agency period started but the Knicks have not yet, per league sources. Denver has serious interest in Hill but would need to create cap space to sign the point guard. The club can do that by letting Danilo Gallinari walk in free agency. The Knicks also have strong interest in Hill and need a veteran point guard to pair with rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. New York would also need to move some salary to create cap space to sign Hill.
Hill is a 31-year-old point guard who is entering his 10th season in the Association after averaging a career-high 16.9 points per game along with 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.5 minutes per contest. He shot 40.3 percent from three on a career-high 4.8 attempts per game and would bring an elevated level of defensive intensity to the point guard position for the Nuggets.
Denver has reportedly shown interest in multiple point guards throughout the offseason including Chris Paul, Jrue Holiday, Kyle Lowry, and now, Hill. With Jamal Murray looking like the future point guard of the Nuggets, and both Jameer Nelson and Emmanuel Mudiay still on the roster, it is beyond intriguing to see what Denver has planned for their point guard rotation going into next season.