The Philadelphia 76ers have officially acquired veteran point guard George Hill from the Oklahoma City Thunder as a part of a three team trade. The third team; the New York Knicks will send Ignas Brazdeikis to Philadelphia, and Austin Rivers will head to Oklahoma City. The Knicks will receive 2017 first round pick Terrance Ferguson as a part of the deal. The 76ers will send reserve center Tony Bradley and two future second round picks to the Thunder as a part of the deal.
George Hill (34) has appeared in 14 games for the Thunder this season where he has averaged 26.4 MPG, 11.8 PPG, and 3.1 APG on 38.6% shooting from the field. Hill will provide the 76ers with a veteran backup point guard presence with playoff experience. Hill has appeared in the playoffs 11 times in his career and it’s clear he’s headed for his 12th this season. Hill will be another playmaking and shooting option for a 76ers roster that hopes to make a deep playoff run. With the trade deadline officially past us, the 76ers’ sole move of free agency is not a flashy one, but an important one nonetheless.
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