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Solomon Hill returning to Hawks on one-year deal

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2021 NBA Playoffs - Atlanta Hawks v Milwaukee Bucks

After helping Atlanta reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2015, Solomon Hill has agreed to re-sign with the Hawks on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The terms of the deal have not been reported, but it’s expected to be for the veteran’s minimum. Here’s what our sister site PeachtreeHoops.com had to say about the move:

Hill signed with the Hawks last year on a minimum, and proved to be an invaluable veteran resource for the coaching staff in the wake of a slew of injuries on the wing Atlanta suffered throughout the 2020-21 season,” Hill appeared in 71 of the Hawks’ 72 regular season games last season, including 16 starts. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while providing needed veteran leadership both on the court and in the locker room. Hill also appeared in 14 of the Hawks’ 18 postseason games, starting three of them.

Hawks coach Nate McMillan and Hill have a relationship that dates back to their days with the Indiana Pacers, when McMillan was an assistant under Frank Vogel and Hill was a young player trying to find his footing in the NBA.

Hill will be entering his ninth season in the NBA. The former Arizona standout was the 23rd overall pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2013 NBA Draft and spent three seasons there before signing a four-year, $48 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Hill spent three seasons in New Orleans before being shipped to the Miami Heat, with whom he reached the NBA Finals in 2020.

Hill was a four-year starter at Arizona and helped the Wildcats reached the Elite Eight in 2011. He was twice named to the All-Pac-10 First Team.

As a senior in 2012-13, Hill averaged a career high 13.4 points per game.