Many San Antonio Spurs fans were shocked to hear the news the Spurs traded George Hill to the Indiana Pacers for the rights of Kawhi Leonard.
He endeared himself to Spurs fans and even Spurs coach Gregg Popovich referred to Hill as his favorite.
And once the trade was final, a very emotional Hill took to Twitter to send his thanks to San Antonio for their support:
As much as it might pain Spurs fans to see a fan-favorite get traded, Hill will be able to go home to Indiana, take on a larger role with the Pacers, and help make a budding NBA team become stronger.
So Spurs fans, how did you feel once news came out Hill was traded to Indiana?
@josespurs Thats the same thing I was thinking just like they did Sean Elliot in "95" with the Dennis Rodman trade that could be a possibility guess it depends on if Hill signs an long term deal let's hope he doesn't
I was initially shocked and a little upset, but now that I've had some time to think it over, I really like the move. We keep Parker which gives us three or four more years to find a PG of the future, and we got a top 10 talent who is the undisputed steal of the draft and a guy who is our SF of the future, which is a position we really needed. It's tough to give up Hill, but especially with the 2nd round pick we got (another steal), I love the trade overall.