Can the Indiana Pacers ever win a championship with George Hill as their starting point guard? The answer to the question is debatable, but judging from the five-year, $40 million contract they gave him over the summer, Indiana’s chief decision-makers believed it was a resounding yes.
After finding themselves a few bounces of the ball away from an Eastern Conference Finals appearance last year, Indiana chose to anoint Hill as their point guard of the future. But after analyzing his first month or so of play this season, they may want to re-think things.
Regardless of whether or not Hill is worth that type of money, he’s underperformed this year, and Pacers fans have a right to be concerned. Right now they should probably be asking themselves a difficult series of questions: Is George Hill a finished product? And can he get better?
A couple months ago, Basketball Prospectus projected that George Hill would shoot 37.9% on three-pointers and average a true shooti...