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Rumor: Pelicans interested in Pacers’ Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill


We told you earlier in the day that the Pacers had put Solomon Hill on the trade block. The fact Hill started 78 games a season ago for the Pacers speaks to how banged up they were, but this season with a resurgent Paul George in the lineup they had no real use for him. Hill has barely seen the court this season.

The real question is who would want Hill? Maybe New Orleans, reports Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.

The Pelicans aren’t exactly loaded with quality, traditional threes. Alonzo Gee starts and behind him there is Dante Cunningham, Quincy Pondexter, and Luke Babbitt. Compared to that group Hill might be a minor upgrade. Hill can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim, but after that, he’s lacking.

Hill is making $1.4 million this season, so the Pacers aren’t going to get much of quality in return, and I’m not sure the Pelicans are going to surrender a decent pick. This would be the definition of a minor deal, if it even happens.