SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – After one successful, but injury-riddled season with the Utah Jazz, point guard George Hill has agreed to a 3-year, $57-million deal with the Sacramento Kings, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
Hill posted on his Instagram account, God Is Good #sacramento
The 31-year-old Hill helped lead the Jazz to the second round of the NBA playoffs last season, but played in just 49 games, missing 36 including the playoffs because of injuries. Hill sat out the last three games of the Western Conference semifinals against Golden State with an injured toe.
Hill was second on the team in scoring, averaging 16.9 points, 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game in his lone season with the Jazz. He was also a 40.3 percent shooter from 3-point range.
The Jazz were 33-16 with Hill in the lineup last season, and 18-15 without him.
But when the Jazz traded for a younger, pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio from Minnesota last week, Hill became expendable.
Rubio, 26, will make just over $14 million next season, while Hilll will earn $19 million.
The Jazz aquired Hill in a trade one day before the draft, sending the 12th overall pick to Indiana in exchange for HIll.
Hill is expected to help mentor Kings rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox. Sacramento also agreed to terms with free agent power forward Zach Randolph on Tuesday.
The Jazz are still waiting to hear whether all-star forward Gordon Hayward will re-sign with the team or move on to Boston or Miami.