The Sacramento Kings made a blockbuster three-team trade at the deadline moving on from George Hill. This article grades that deal from a Kings’ perspective.
The Sacramento Kings did not let the 2018 trade deadline slip by without making a pair of moves. They have already committed to a youth movement and to continue that path they shipped out a veteran. Below is a Tweet from Jason Jones describing the details of the trade we will examine.
Bye George Hill
Moving on from George Hill was the only play for the Kings at this point. De’Aaron Fox has proven he is ready to take the keys to the offensive. Fox should be playing 32 minutes a night and running the show. That left a primarily spot-up role for a 31-year-old who is accustomed to more.
Hill now heads to Cleveland to be the secondary ball handler and starting point guard next to LeBron James. He excelled in that role in Indiana next to Paul George. Look for Hill to finish the season with a flourish with the Cavaliers.
Sacramento still made the right play here. Hill never fully fit into the team and has too much talent for the role left for him with the Kings. Let us now examine what Sacramento got in return.