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Report: Cavs Provide Optimistic Update Regarding George Hill’s Injury Status
- Updated: November 27, 2018
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, Hill played four-on-four with his teammates prior to a two-game road trip that begins Wednesday.
“He’s ‘progressing,’ according to head coach Larry Drew,” Fedor wrote. “Hill could even make his return Wednesday night against Oklahoma City, a team source told cleveland.com.”
Not long ago, Drew mentioned that rookie point guard Collin Sexton’s recent play may earn him the starting point guard role even when Hill does return. At the moment, it seems that Drew is still deciding who will run the point when Hill is ready to retake the court.
“Drew reiterated Tuesday that he hadn’t decided whether Hill would start at point guard when he’s healthy,” Fedor wrote. “Collin Sexton has filled in admirably during Hill’s extended absence, scoring double figures the last eight games.”
Before his injury, Hill was averaging 12.6 points and 3.0 assists per game. Sexton, on the other hand, has averaged 18.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in his last five games. Considering his clear progression and importance to the future of the team, it would be something of a surprise to see Sexton relegated to a supporting role.
Regardless of whether or not Hill reclaims the starting point guard position, it will be great to have yet another veteran presence on the court. The Cavs have struggled with injuries to their roster throughout this young season, but it seems they are slowly but surely returning to full strength.