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    Apparently George isn't too excited about coming back home...

    http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursna...-still-a-spur/

    Hill wasn’t happy to be the player traded to get him, and his pal, DeJuan Blair, was downright angry.

    Selected in back-to-back drafts by a team that was older than dirt, Hill and Blair quickly became best buddies.

    They hung out together, did commercials for a local business and created their own nicknames, “Big and Smalls.” The joke, of course, was that Hill, the 6-foot-2 guard, was “Big.” Blair, all 6-7 and 270 pounds, was “Smalls.”

    Their goal, said Blair, was to become the “faces of the franchise” once Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker were done playing.

    Blair’s faces after Thursday’s draft?

    Five angry red faces sent to his Twitter followers.

    The fact Hill was traded to the team that plays in his hometown was no consolation. One of the most affable of Spurs was not up to speaking to the reporters he always accommodated, win or lose, hero or goat.

    “He is real emotional right now,” said his agent, Michael Whitacre.
    http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursna...80%99-to-hill/

    Those close to Hill say he is leaving town neither willingly nor happily.
    Perhaps he was happy to have escaped Indy and now he's pissed about being forced to come back here...? All this talk about him being a glue guy may turn out to be pretty far off base...

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    Default Re: George Hill not happy at all about the trade

    Odd. Everything I read said quite the opposite.

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    Default Re: George Hill not happy at all about the trade

    Look at the source (The same source that doesn't even say that he is happy or not), and then look at the multiple sources that have said that he is happy to be back home.

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    I've heard the contrary from other people, and that George Hill actually asked to be traded closer to home. However, he did have some previous resentment towards the Pacers' organization for passing on him in the draft and was never a fan of Jim O'Brien for his own reasons (which probably were justified in hindsight).

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    Default Re: George Hill not happy at all about the trade

    I don't believe this.

    He said he was thankful for what the Spurs did for in his career and he was excited to return to Indy.

    Maybe he's emotional about leaving the Spurs and getting to know them and that's 100% understandable, but at the same time happy about coming to the Pacers.

    Besides those are coming from San Antonio reporters.

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    fixed

    Dejuan Blair not happy at all about the trade

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    I think he's more upset with the Spurs brass than he is with returning to Indianapolis.

    He probably thought that the Spurs were going to trade Tony Parker and name him the full-time starter. Now to find out he's been traded for the #15 draft pick and 2 Euros that will probably never play in the NBA because the Spurs didn't want to have to pay him longterm money... that has to feel like a slap in the face.

    I think he'll like playing for the Pacers and he'll be a fan favorite because of his personality and game.
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    Look at the source (The same source that doesn't even say that he is happy or not), and then look at the multiple sources that have said that he is happy to be back home.

    What are the sources that have said he is happy to be back home? I haven't had time to read everything yet, but I don't recall reading anything like that thus far. Do you have a link?

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    He expressed his feelings on Twitter: "Very emotional moment right now!!! But just want to Thank Everyone for all the Support. SA has been great to me and will never forget it!!"
    He doesn't sound too unhappy about the trade at all.

    Just mixed emotions between saying goodbye to the team he's played for since being draft, but is thrilled to be coming home.

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    I have no doubt that he was disappointed to be traded in general. This is commonly viewed as "you aren't as important to us as x player is" and that is a knock on your ego regardless of the truth behind that or not.

    With that in mind I HIGHLY doubt that he has any serious reservations about Indiana in general. Dude regularly comes back here for camps and alike (he's in the Pro-Am this off-season here) and he has a tattoo of the state on his torso.

    That doesn't sound like someone looking to get away from Indy to me. Dude just had his world shattered, unexpectedly. And his best friend is peeved about it.

    All of this part makes sense. And I don't blame him.
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    Odd. Everything I read said quite the opposite.
    Links? And of course he's going to publicly say that he's happy to come back home to the media here, but he was in S.A. when the trade went down, so the people close to him there are going to have a much better gauge of his true reaction.

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    According to Roy's twitter.

    Just got off the phone with George Hill. He's ready to come home n get started.
    That SA article is trash. They don't know what they're saying and just looking to stir things up in the area because fans really liked him.

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    There's only one reasonable solution: Dejuan Blair should demand to be traded here.

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    I'd be ticked too if I was being groomed to be the point guard of the future and then get traded for a guy who's offensive abilities are suspect, a second rounder who may or not pan out, and a guy who may or may not ever come to the NBA PERIOD....

    But let that be the Spurs problem when George gets to play them twice a year.
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    I would suspect, but have absolutely no proof, that George Hill has completely mixed feelings at this point. Like others have stated, he thought he was the next starter for the Spurs during their rebuilding process and had acclimated to living in San Antonio. He probably still has ties here as well, but who knows where his heart lies at this point?

    Also, if he committed to buying a house when he was a rookie in San Antonio, he is about to take a potentially major bath on unloading it, which would be a significant hit to him at his currently low salary, or make the choice to maintain it for years which could still prove to be expensive.

    Another potential problem for him is the lockout. If he moves here and there is indeed a long lockout, he will have far less cash flow to support himself with in the interim, further damaging him financially regardless of what his position is with respect to the labor issues faced by the league and its players.

    I don't envy George Hill at this point. His life just got worse for the time being, and I suspect that he is fully aware of that fact.

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    Hill and Blair wanted to be the face of SA? Hahahahaha good luck with that......

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    From Pacers.com:

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    “It’s tough, but at the same time, things happen for a reason,” said Hill. “My hat is off to San Antonio for the opportunity I had here and I’m really looking forward to coming home to Indiana and helping the Pacers win games.
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    I think both responses are natural. It seems he was comfortable in San Antonio, and was therefore sad about leaving. His being unhappy about being traded likely would have been the response anywhere he went. Coming here, no doubt he is ready to get to work to make the team the best he can. I think both feelings can co-exist.

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    There's only one reasonable solution: Dejuan Blair should demand to be traded here.
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    Good grief people, freaking RELAX! Even this slanted, completely ridiculous article says little more than Hill will miss San Antonio, which is by all accounts the best-run franchise in the NBA. Uh...shocking!

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    Yeah the context is about blair being unhappy. I dont blaim him though. He's losing his buddy AND he's not very well liked by the fan base apparently.

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    Also, if he committed to buying a house when he was a rookie in San Antonio, he is about to take a potentially major bath on unloading it, which would be a significant hit to him at his currently low salary, or make the choice to maintain it for years which could still prove to be expensive.
    I'd bet my own mortgage this never, ever, entered into his thinking. Can we please stop over-thinking this? He's a Pacer. The end.

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    farewell interview from George Hill.
    http://www.nba.com/spurs/video/110624_hill

    I think hee's a classy guy. He really feels kinda sad leaving SA but embraces the chance to play for the Pacers. I think people in Indiana will love him as a person.

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    farewell interview from George Hill.
    http://www.nba.com/spurs/video/110624_hill
    Thanks for this.

    "Home is home.. It's always great. It's always been a dream since I was a kid to play for the Pacers. So I'm extremely happy about that." --George Hill

    Wow. Sounds like he really doesn't want to be here.

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    There's only one reasonable solution: Dejuan Blair should demand to be traded here.

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