Philadelphia 76ers receive George Hill in 3-team deal with Thunder and Knicks
The Philadelphia 76ers have taken an move to bolster their bench ahead of the upcoming playoff push. Before the trade deadline on Thursday, the Sixers traded backup center Tony Bradley, hold wing Terrance Ferguson and two future second-round picks to the Oklahoma City Thunder for veteran gatekeeper George Hill, as per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The trade is a three-way bargain that additionally incorporates the New York Knicks, who will get Ferguson, Vincent Poirier and a 2021 second-round pick from Philadelphia. The Knicks will send forward Iggy Brazdeikis to the Sixers. Also, Austin Rivers will be moved from the Knicks to the Thunder. The second-round picks the Sixers are shipping off the Thunder are purportedly in 2025 and 2026. A 76ers group source affirmed the trade to CBS Sports.
Hill is a solid veteran addition for a Philadelphia group with real title championship. He will give the Sixers an additional ball-handler and shot-maker – something that they desperately needed. George has averaged of 11.1 points and 3.2 assists per game over the course of his career while likewise shooting 45% from the floor and 38 percent from 3-point range.
Hill will probably run Philadelphia’s second unit as a backup to All-Star watch Ben Simmons. Hill could likewise play close by Simmons for stretches. Hill has one year remaining on his ebb and flow contract, however his salary for next season is just somewhat guaranteed at $1.2 million.
Tony Bradley has been playing some truly strong ball for Philadelphia in Joel Embiid’s absence as of late, and at only 23 years of old, he could be a decent young frontcourt piece for the Thunder moving forward.
In his last game with the Sixers against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Bradley scored a profession high 18 focuses while shooting an ideal 8 of 8 from the floor. Be that as it may, while Bradley has shown guarantee as a player, the move bodes well for Philadelphia.
As the team’s third-string center, behind Embiid and Dwight Howard, Bradley probably wouldn’t have played in the postseason except if Embiid was harmed. George Hill, then again, will probably be a genuine supporter for the Sixers in the end of the season games.
Heading into cutoff time day on Thursday, the Sixers were one of the top potential landing spots for Toronto Raptors veteran guard Kyle Lowry. In any case, after the expansion of Hill, the Sixers are allegedly no longer pursuing an trade for Lowry, as indicated by Wojnarowski. That doesn’t really mean the Sixers are finished taking actions, however with Hill now close behind, they unmistakably feel like they’re set at the point position.