Milwaukee Bucks: This is how each free agent signing helps the team

Dec 21, 2018; Boston, MA, USA: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill
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George Hill gives the Milwaukee Bucks the backup point guard they have been seeking

Given that he previously played for the Bucks for nearly two seasons, fans are quite familiar with George Hill and what he provides.

The 35-year-old will give the Bucks a reliable backup guard behind Jrue Holiday after that was a prominent issue last season. With Hill taking the reigns from Jeff Teague, he will give the team a clear upgrade that can score, make plays, and play some serviceable defense. With his familiarity from previously playing with several Bucks and under Mike Budenholzer, the veteran should get back into the swing of things rather quickly.

Over the past two seasons, Hill has been a solid guard for the Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, and the OKC Thunder by averaging 9.2 points on a .504/.438/.828 slash line while grabbing 2.7 rebounds and dishing out 2.8 assists per game. Numbers like that are not the gaudiest, but his very efficient shooting splits should make him a solid threat when spelling Holiday in the lineup. The guard had one of the most efficient outside shooting seasons on record as he hit a league-leading 46 percent of his shots from the outside during the 2019-20 season.

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Getting a quality backup guard that already has experience with this unit on a solid deal is a big win for the franchise, and fans should welcome Hill back with open arms.