The Sixers are on the board as the trade deadline approaches. They have acquired veteran guard George Hill from the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a multi-team deal. A team source confirmed the terms of the deal as follows:
Team source confirms (not that you doubted Woj)— Austin Krell (@NBAKrell) March 25, 2021
– George Hill from OKC
– Ignas Brazdeikis from NYK
– Tony Bradley
– 2 second-round picks (PHI 2025 and 2026)
– Austin Rivers (from NYK)
– Vincent Poirier
– 2021 second-round pick (from PHI)
Hill brings a veteran presence to Philadelphia’s roster and credible ball-handling to the Sixers’ second unit. Hill is averaging nearly 12 points per game on nearly 51 percent from the field, 39 percent on triples, and 84 percent from the free throw line. He is also connecting on just below 62% of his two-point attempts. Hill is certainly not flashy, but he is the mark of efficiency. His addition also alleviates some of the pressure Shake Milton faced as the primary ball-handler and playmaker off the bench.
Reports surfaced earlier today that the Sixers were on the brink of acquiring Kyle Lowry. But, it appears as though those talks have cooled down a bit. Sources recently told The Painted Lines that the asking price for Lowry was two players, two first round picks, and a second round pick. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Raptors are asking for Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, and two draft picks. Pompey also reports that the Sixers are unwilling to include Thybulle in the package.
The trade deadline is just over an hour away. Buckle up.