Sixers Planning to Wavie George Hill
While other NBA teams have been adding talent, the Sixers first move looks like a subtraction.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the team is planning to waive veteran point guard George Hill, who had a partially guaranteed contract.
The team added Hill at the trade deadline, but he didn't give them that added lift they were hoping for, after coming over from Oklahoma City.
By waiving Hill, the team will save around $8.7 million from the salary cap.
In total, Hill appeared in 16 regular season games for the Sixers, scoring 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists in 18.9 minutes per game after the trade, hitting 39% of his 3-point shots.
Hill scored just 17 points in the seven-game series against Atlanta.
He was brought in to add another ball-handling guard, who could shoot the three and defend on the perimeter. However, he entered with a thumb injury, which delayed his debut and never seemed to find his role with the team.
The 35-year old will likely find work elsewhere, and his absence should pave the way for more minutes for Shake Milton and second-year guard Tyrese Maxey moving forward.
Clearing Hill out could be the first move, but its likely not the last move by Daryl Morey this offseason.
The team brought back shooting with Furkan Korkmaz, but must replace backup big man Dwight Howard, who resigned with the Los Angels Lakers.
Losing Howard and waiving Hill makes the deal look like a dud, considering the Sixers gave up young big man, Tony Bradley to acquire Hill.
In 22 games with the Thunder, Bradley averaged 8.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.8 blocks in 18.0 minutes per game and is set to be a free agent.