Solomon Hill wants a big contract, Jazz interested
Solomon Hill, a versatile player capable of playing on the wing in a traditional set or as a power forward who can stretch the floor in a small-ball lineup, is seeking to cash out in free agency after the Pacers declined his 4th year option.
Hill burst onto the NBA scene during this year’s playoffs for the Pacers, shooting a remarkable 57.9% from three against the Raptors in the first round. He also began to establish a reputation as an impactful defender with the ability to switch onto smaller players in pick-and-roll situations.
There seems to be a mutual interest between Hill and the Utah Jazz, according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. However, other franchises will surely be in the mix for Hill’s services, with one source describing his market as “fertile”. Hill is reportedly expected to command anywhere from $9 to $13 million annually.
Hill fits the mold that Utah has coveted in years past. Players like Rodney Hood, Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, and Dante Exum are all young, athletic guys capable of playing and guarding multiple positions. If the Jazz can land Hill, they could improve on their 40-42 campaign and make a push for the playoffs.
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