Rockets have eyes on the Kings’ George Hill
The NBA trade deadline is finally nearing its end and point guard George Hill is still a member of the Sacramento Kings. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers have been dubbed as the initial favorites to land Hill’s services, another formidable championship contender has quickly emerged as another possible landing spot.
Despite the Houston Rockets’ lack of activity as of late, it seems they have still done their due diligence with some of the more notable names on the market. According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, one of the players on their radar is the veteran Hill:
As Thursday’s noon trade deadline approaches, the Cleveland Cavaliers remain one of the teams interested in acquiring Kings point guard George Hill, according to multiple league sources speaking on the condition of anonymity.
The Houston Rockets also have interest in Hill, the sources said.
Despite all the interest Hill has garnered, the Kings have been coy about what they intend to do with the deadline quickly approaching. Sacramento has clearly shifted gears toward their rebuilding process, which includes stockpiling as many future assets they possibly can, along with giving their young players as much exposure as possible.
What they cannot afford to do is take on more veteran players with lucrative contracts. Unfortunately, that’s all the Cavs and Rockets seem to have at this point in time. Cleveland has reportedly assembled a package of shooting guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. Meanwhile, Houston is looking to deal power forward Ryan Anderson in a straight up swap for Hill. The downside, of course, is that Anderson still has two years and over $40 million left in his contract. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see if there are any other darkhorse candidates that can potentially sweep in and take the veteran point guard off their hands.