We thought he was out, and Jon Horst pulled him back in. Per (who else?) The Athletic’s Shams Charania, combo guard George Hill – waived by the Bucks to save on his non-guaranteed salary – will be sticking around for the next few seasons.
Free agent guard George Hill has agreed to a three-year, $29M deal to return to Milwaukee, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
Hill’s “return” is made more impactful by the sudden departure of Malcolm Brogdon to Indiana, and while some fans may balk at the idea of providing 3 years of NBA money to a 33-year old with a less-than-stellar medical history, they will be assuaged by knowing that the third year has a significant non-guarantee...just like the contract Hill just finished up.
Per source, George Hill's 3-year, $29 million deal has a partial guarantee for the third year.— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) July 1, 2019
Whether or not Hill will start next season or come off the bench is irrelevant; Milwaukee just figured out a way to retain one of their most valuable contributors from last season’s playoff run, and while it may come at the expense of a Jon Leuer/Ersan Ilyasova stretch, if Hill can maintain his form it will be money well-spent.
The NBA offseason has just started; stick around as we go further into the moves that the Bucks made...as well as their competition.