Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: George Hill has agreed to three-year, $29 million deal

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 08: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 08: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

According to reports, the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a three-year, $29 million deal with veteran guard George Hill.

The moves keep on coming and coming for the Milwaukee Bucks on the start of free agency.

First reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Bucks have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $29 million deal with veteran guard George Hill to extend his stay in Milwaukee.

Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel confirmed Charania’s report some minutes later and included that the third year in Hill’s deal has a partial guarantee.

Considering their series of moves and actions on the opening day of free agency, bringing back Hill on a nice deal stands even more vital, especially in light of the reported loss of combo guard Malcolm Brogdon.

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As all Bucks fans are routinely aware of, Hill stood as an invaluable contributor throughout the Bucks’ playoff run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals.

That was even more apparent as Bucks starting point guard Eric Bledsoe struggled throughout the team’s series against the eventual NBA champions.

But Hill’s presence was integral in forming the Bucks’ formidable bench unit dating back to when he was acquired by the Bucks from the Cleveland Cavaliers in early December.

In his 47 appearances with the Bucks during the regular season, the 33-year-old averaged 6.8 points on .428/.280/.815 shooting splits, 2.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 steals across 20.4 minutes per tilt.

Hill’s production skyrocketed throughout the postseason where he posted 11.5 points on .534/.417/.818 shooting splits, 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists in his 15 appearances.

How the Bucks will bring in Hill and add his new deal on the books is a curious one, given that the Bucks’ resources became progressively more limited over the opening day of free agency. But salary cap guru Albert Nahmad outlined how the Bucks came to the final number on Hill’s contract:

With Hill reportedly back in the fold, the Bucks address their backup point guard spot, which would have been a necessity had Hill explored deals elsewhere.

The former Jaguar’s veteran experience, versatility and overall levelheadedness will be an essential for a Bucks team that is looking to book their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1974. That almost certainly played a factor in continuing his stint in the Cream City and getting a little more financial stability in this reported latest deal doesn’t hurt by any means.

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With this serving as the last big piece of Bucks business with free agency, the team’s roster from last year looks to be mostly intact, except for one significant subtraction.