The Philadelphia 76ers have been active in searching for potential roster upgrades with the NBA trade deadline coming up quickly. One name that has been mentioned heavily over the last week or two has been Oklahoma City Thunder veteran point guard George Hill.
Hill would certainly be a good target for the 76ers. They are looking for a veteran point guard that can come in, run the offense, shoot the ball, and play a high level of defense. Even though he is 34 years old, Hill can still check all of those boxes.
One NBA executive spoke out about the 76ers ahead of the deadline, and he stated that he thinks the franchise will end up acquiring Hill from the Thunder.
“The 76ers are trying to make some kind of depth move. George Hill is a main target for them and I think he ends up there before the deadline.”
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid have led the 76ers to the best record in the Eastern Conference at the All-Star break. They have been impressive this season and appear to be legitimate NBA Finals contenders. however, they have their hands full in their own division with the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, along with the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference.
So far this season with the Thunder, Hill has put together a solid all-around season. He has averaged 11.8 points, 3.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game. Hill has shot 50.8 percent from the floor and has knocked down 38.6 percent of his three-point attempts.
Another name that has been mentioned is Toronto Raptors star point guard Kyle Lowry. While it’s clear that Lowry would be a better addition, Hill will cost much less than Lowry would.
Hill is going to be a hot commodity at the trade deadline due to his lower cost. The Thunder are always looking to deal veteran players and it might only take a couple of second-round picks to bring him in. That alone is a major reason why the 76ers could acquire him.
It will be interesting to see what the 76ers end up doing at the trade deadline. George Hill would be a perfect fit and it sounds like there is a good chance he could end up in Philadelphia when everything is said and done.