According to ESPN's Chad Ford, the Spurs have officially trade George Hill to Indiana for San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard, the 42nd pick and the rights to Erazem Lorbek, who was drafted by the Pacers in 2005.
While the news of a Hill trade isn't a surprise since he was rumored to be included in trade talks in the Spurs' efforts to move into the lottery, what the Spurs are getting back in return is.
Hill looks to be on the path to being a very good point guard in the NBA, and trading a vital piece of the rotation and probably the Spurs' best perimeter defender for an athletic small forward in a weak draft could be seen as questionable, but the Spurs are clearly not shying a way from making big moves.
Be sure to read Leonard's thoughts on coming to the Spurs below, and stay tuned in to Project Spurs as we'll be updating you with the latest on the 29th, 42nd and 59th picks.
Is this just a case of the Spurs being good employers and moving a guy to a spot he will be better off? I mean, he gets to go home to Indy and all, but the silver lining for the Spurs alludes me. Is this just my homerism giving me indigestion? Someone make me feel better about this.....
i can't believe it! i mean Pop called him his favorite player and he was certainly one of mine. i'm gonna miss him! :( but i'm hoping R.C. knows what he is doing and i still trust him.
Don't think that was a good move, spurs spent all those years wanting a good back up point guard they finally get one three years ago in G.Hill then you trade him doesn't make sense. Hope they can some how get him back through free agency in the future but i think it is a bad move.
@TEXAS G.Hill is a point guard he just has the ability to play the 2guard and can defend multiple positions.As far as Lenard goes I've seen him play before very good player but G.Hill brought good team chemistry familiarity with the system and a good six man.Not doubting the Spurs at all obviously they know something I don't (I'm just a fan) only time will tell GO SPURS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!