Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking every new acquisition during 2021 offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill
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George Hill is the 2nd best acquisition for the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason

It will be very hard for George Hill to not be an upgrade over what the Bucks had from their backup point guards last season. That instantly makes him an incredibly impactful addition and makes the Bucks better right away.

It’s no secret that the Bucks’ backup point guard role was more or less a black hole last season, which was made even worse when Donte DiVincenzo went down in the first round. The Bucks won anyway, but it sure would have been nice not to have those roller-coaster Jeff Teague playoff minutes and instead have a player who could be relied upon confidently.

So who better to do that than the player everyone wished the Bucks had last year after being traded away!

The obvious concern for Hill is that he’s over the hill (pun very much so intended) at 35 years old (36 when the playoffs start in 2022). It was really a tale of two seasons for Hill last year as he started off very strong with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but finished it off with a thud as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The hope is that he’s back in a familiar situation and will be comfortable with his surroundings. He also was sat out by the obviously tanking Thunder for a long stretch before being dealt to the Sixers, so perhaps the long layoff had something to do with his struggles in Philly.

Regardless, Hill’s stability in the backup point guard role and his ability to play both guard spots gives him a ton of value for the Bucks and I’m very much looking forward to Hill being back.