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Philadelphia 76ers Acquire OKC Point Guard George Hill

Oklahoma City Thunder guard George Hill (3) dribbles the ball up court against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter at Ball Arena.
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Philadelphia 76ers acquire OKC point guard George Hill. With the frenzy of the NBA trade deadline in full swing, one of the more underrated deals got lost in the shuffle. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired point guard George Hill from the Oklahoma City Thunder as a part of a three-team deal. NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.

The Sixers receive Hill and Knicks forward Ignas Brazdeikis as a part of the deal. Oklahoma City receives center Tony Bradley (via Philadelphia), Austin Rivers (via New York), and two second-round picks. The second-round picks are for the years 2025 and 2026. The Knicks receive guard Terrence Ferguson (via Oklahoma City).

Hill is a solid get for the Sixers. A thirteen-year veteran in the league, Hill is a great addition to the Sixers bench unit. Hill is averaging 11.8 points and 3.1 assists per game on the season. His biggest addition to Philadelphia is his perimeter shooting. Hill is currently shooting 38% from three this year on over four attempts per game. His 46% from the beyond the arc last season was the best in the NBA. With Ben Simmons being a notoriously limited shooter, Hill will bring some desperately needed spacing to the team off the bench.

This deal means a few things for the league and Sixers. With the Sixers acquiring Hill, it likely means that Philadelphia is out of contention to trade for Kyle Lowry at the deadline. With roughly twenty minutes remaining before the deadline, the Heat and Clippers are still in contention to land Lowry.

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