Unrestricted free agent George Hill has left Utah to join the Sacramento Kings on a three-year, $57 million deal (around $19 million per year), reports Shams Charania of The Vertical:
Free agent George Hill has reached agreement on a three-year, $57M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 4, 2017
The third year of Hill’s deal will be partially guaranteed, per TNT’s David Aldridge:
Can confirm huge 3-year, $57M deal for George Hill and Kings, per sources. @ShamsCharania first. Source says third year partial guarantee.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 4, 2017
Hill’s departure has been all but written in stone since the Jazz traded for point guard Ricky Rubio.
Hill was also linked to the Timberwolves and Lakers, among other teams.
Hill’s role in Sacramento will likely be as starting point guard, but perhaps more importantly as mentor to fifth overall pick in this year’s draft, De’Aaron Fox.
Last season for the Jazz, Hill, 31, enjoyed the finest season of his career (albeit in a season shortened due to injury), averaging 16.9 points and 4.2 assists per game on .477/.403/.801 shooting.