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.
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.