The San Antonio Spurs and George Hill looked like a match, but not anymore, as talks reportedly ended between the two sides.
For the past week, rumors floated around about George Hill and the San Antonio Spurs reuniting, which first started with Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News. Competition had built up for Hill, too, with the New York Knicks in play.
Hill was traded from the Spurs to the Indiana Pacers in 2011, in a deal that brought back the draft rights to Kawhi Leonard and Davis Bertans. So will a partnership happen again?
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, discussions between Hill and San Antonio “broke off.” This came out just minutes into NBA free agency. The Knicks and Denver Nuggets are also interested in the IUPUI product.
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
It’s a change of direction for the Spurs, who had an opportunity to bring back their old backup point guard. However, while not rumored, it’s possible the price was just too much to bring Hill back, especially after multiple years of injuries that took him out for 30-40 games of seasons.
The Spurs weren’t quiet at the point guard spot, though. They re-signed Patty Mills on a four-year, $50 million deal. It leaves the team with open salary cap space, but potentially closes the door on the one position. This is after the selection of Derrick White in the 2017 NBA Draft and the presence of Dejounte Murray.
Free agency is only just beginning, with the Spurs still trying to put together a team for the 2017-18 season. What will they do next?