Also, not worried about George hill infact I see it as a blessing in disguise. Lance looked like a player who is starting to figure out how to be effective last night and if he carries that confidence over, he can certainly make up for George Hill.
I have two chipped bones in my right foot. Its no joke. If his are anything like mine there is no way he can play on it at a high level without surgery. It shouldn't be a muscle repair surgery just a simple slice with them removing the fragments and letting the stitches heal.
This is all speculation though from a similar injury. I would like to know where the chip is in his ankle. I have one right behind the achillies tendon and man is it painful.
To me, even if Lance does show that he can get to that next level now that he has been given the opportunity......this would only temper my call for adding another Wingman via trade or FA. If Lance can be "that guy" that we are looking for....this would not deter me from looking to re-sign GH.
Despite the apparent asking price to re-sign GH....I think that his pending Market value in the Free Agent Market will set the price that the Simons could and should match. The Pacers gave up a 1st round pick/Kahwi Leonard for him. Kawhi is a Player that appears to be doing very well in San Antonio that is versatile enough to have made an impact here in Indy if we didn't trade for GH. I don't think that the FO will give up so easily on GH..much less give him up as a 1 year rental.
Hearing that George Hill's ankle injury isn't as bad as the #Pacers initially feared. Still to miss time.
Hope he returns soon, I am missing him out there!!!
I wonder what the hold up is on getting a definitive diagnosis? Usually you know about these kinds of things within 24-48 hours.
About ankles, I shattered my outer ankle last june and it still lets me know about it from time to time. Very long and painful healing process in my case. I was on vacation jumping for a frisbee my son threw and I hit the ground on a downslope. My ankle touched the dirt, and I laid facedown in that same dirt for a good 20 minutes before I could even consider moving without vomiting.
Wells to the rescue!
Injured Indiana Pacers guard George Hill has some work ahead of him before he returns to the lineup, but he took a step in that direction Saturday when he wore a shoe on his left foot instead of a walking boot.
Hill has missed the past three games after suffering a small chip fracture in his left ankle against New Jersey on Jan. 31.
"It's not as bad as they thought it was," Hill said. "It's only a partial chip instead of it being fully chipped. They say my return is looking pretty good."
Neither Hill nor the Pacers would put a timetable on his return, but the former Broad Ripple High School and IUPUI star said his goal is to return before the All-Star break, which starts Feb. 23.
"I'm planning on it," Hill said. "I have to continue to do the rehab they've got me doing and things like that."
It's great that we will have him healthy enough to get back on track for defending DRose in the playoffs... He won't be in any kind of funk due to just getting back and we can see a finished product after the trade deadline.