Fantasy Slant: Kings Sign G George Hill

By Vincent Frank on Monday, July 10th 2017
Fantasy Slant: Kings Sign G George Hill

Even after picking up De'Aaron Fox No. 5 overall in June's draft, the Sacramento Kings have doubled down on the point guard position. The team signed former Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs guard George Hill to a three-year, $57 million contract. 

It's a surprising signing given that Sacramento has Fox and the recently acquired Buddy Hield as a young duo in the backcourt. But it's also readily apparent that Hill has taken that next step to above-average starter in this league. 

Last year with Utah, Hill averaged 16.9 points and 4.2 assists while shooting at a 40 percent clip from three-point range. While he has been a natural point guard throughout his career, Hill can perform well off the ball. This might answer some questions as it relates to usage, with Sacramento potentially going with a three-guard lineup at times in 2017-18. 

Even then, we're going to want to see how the minutes are distributed early in the season before making a final conclusion. Maybe Fox isn't ready to play a huge role. If so, Hill and HIeld should be just fine. We just don't know where Sacramento stands on this right now. 

A potential DFS trio option in 2017-18, none of these three players should be relied on as anything more than deep bench options in standards leagues. 

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