Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons to be excited about George Hill’s return

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George Hill’s productivity made him an ideal target for the Milwaukee Bucks

While his affordability and familiarity will be great for the Bucks, Hill’s productivity will hopefully be what stands out the most.

Over the past two seasons, Hill has averaged 9.2 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from 3-point territory. While he might average the most eye-popping numbers in the scoring column, Hill’s efficiency is insanely good. That is clearly depicted by his numbers, and the Bucks will benefit mightily with the spark he will provide off the bench offensively. His 3-point shooting will be the biggest example of this as the guard led the league in percentage from behind the arc during his last outing with the team by shooting 46 percent.

To put it bluntly, Hill will be a better option to run Milwaukee’s second unit over D.J. Augustin or Jeff Teague, who both played the position for them last season. The guard can score, make plays, and even play better defense than those two, giving the Bucks a much-needed upgrade at the position after it was constantly a glaring issue last year. Seeing them add that improvement on a minimum deal makes it only sweeter. When Holiday needs to sit, the Bucks now have a reliable option that can immediately spell the former All-Star.

All in all, the George Hill signing should quickly pay dividends for the Bucks. This will be far more than just a sentimental reunion as the Bucks will be looking to defend their title next season, and Hill will be a key part of any success that they see. A one-two punch of Holiday and Hill at the point guard position sounds like it has major upside, and only time will tell how the pairing pans out this coming season.

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For now, welcome back to Milwaukee, George.