George Hill's next stop: Sacramento.
According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, the former Utah Jazz point guard has agreed to a 3-year, $57 million contract with the Kings.
Free agent George Hill has reached agreement on a three-year, $57M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 4, 2017
Hills official departure from the Jazz is the end of a yearlong stint that was very up-and-down. Acquired by Utah in a trade the day before the 2016 NBA draft, the nine-year pro out of IUPUI brought stability to the point guard position that Utah had lacked for many years as it made the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Thanks to the good things he did on the floor, Hill reportedly received a contract extension offer from the Jazz during the winter worth $20 million annually over four years, but he turned it down believing he could get a better deal this summer in free agency.
Injuries derailed his season, however, as he played in just 49 regular season games and missed the final three contests of the Jazzs playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.
Unsure of Hills future with the free agency of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward looming, Utah on June 30 acquired Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves in large part to solidify the point guard position to help entice Hayward to stay in the Beehive State.
Hill was still viewed as one of the top free agent point guards this summer, but his market for a longterm contract was thought to have dried up as potential suitors such as the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs looked elsewhere.
On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Hill was in serious talks with the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year deal.
Sacramento selected De'Aaron Fox last month with the fifth overall pick in the NBA draft.