Tony Parker is likely out of the season with his massive leg injury, so the Spurs will be in desperate need of a veteran at the point guard position. Hill has proven himself to be solid starting guard in the league. He managed to average about 16 ppg and 4 rebounds and assists in the postseason; a solid stat line and something the Spurs will need next year that the point guard position.
2) Familiar with the System:
George Hill is familiar with the “Spurs way” and what the expectations are to be a starter on this team with such a rich championship history. He is familiar with Coach Pop and his demands as well and should be able to slide in quite easily. The Spurs, with Parker slowing down a bit, had been missing a guard that could play heavy minutes and break down the defense on several positions. At 31, Hill is in his physical and mental prime and would arguably be an upgrade even over a healthy 35 year old Tony Parker.
1) Smart Cap Move:
The Spurs don’t have a whole lot of cap room this off season, so Hill may be the best bargain that they can muster. That is if he is willing to work with the organization that use to mean so much to him. Hopefully for the Spurs, Hill isn’t still feeling slighted for being traded years back for the pick that garnered them Kawhi Leonard. It would be ironic to see the two playing together and even more special if they were both pivotal reasons the Spurs win their 6th championship.