From the BR article on FAs who will be overpaid this summer. I know he's been mentioned plenty over here.
George Hill, Utah Jazz
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George Hill's future with the Utah Jazz is unclear. The two sides failed to break bread on an extension, so now he enters the free-agent market as one of the most sought-after targets.
From Stephen Curry and Kyle Lowry to Jrue Holiday and Chris Paul, most of the big-name floor generals aren't going anywhere. After Jeff Teague and Hill, there's a huge drop-off in talent (sorry, delusional Derrick Rose supporters). One of this summer's cap-rich teams might deem it necessary to shell out max money for Hill's services.
That paints the Jazz into a corner, which is the goal. If Gordon Hayward leaves, they can't spin paying as much for a point guard on the wrong side of 30. If he stays, they will have problems squeezing their core under the projected $122 million luxury tax.
Give Hayward the max while guaranteeing the salaries of Boris Diaw ($7.5 million) and Raul Neto ($1.5 million), and Utah breezes past $100 million in commitments. And that's if Joe Ingles (restricted), Shelvin Mack and Jeff Withey all walk.
Hill isn't signing on for $15 million per year. (Even then, the Jazz would be hard-pressed to evade the tax.) Goran Dragic, Lowry and Paul are the only players who clear 17 points per game while rivaling his assist (23.2) and three-point (41.2) percentages.
While he isn't a prototypical superstar, Hill's next deal, whoever it's from, is going to pay him like one.
A fantastic use of our cap space would be absorbing a deal or two from UTA so they can pay everyone. Slow Joe, Diaw, Burks - we can take on two or even 3 if we move somebody else. Maybe they can pay us a first or two like GSW paid them a few years back for the same thing.
Would be a smart decision.