Here are some general comments on what he had to say, not direct quotes.
- We are very excited to have him (Hill) as part of our team. He's got playoff experience and we look forward to him being part of our core group going forward.
- We've been after him for a while but San Antonio hasn't been interested. Then when they saw how the draft fell they decided to make the trade.
- We have a lot of young guys and now it is time to fill in the holes, hopefully through free agency we can fill some more.
- I don't know where he's going to play, he'll play the one and two. He won't interfere with the minutes for Darren Collison.
- Helps that he's local but he's a good NBA player and didn't trade for him because he's from Indianapolis.
- Few players we thought might drop to us but when George Hill was available we focused on getting him.
- This was our deal, we would take him over about any other player in the draft, especially what was left.
- Shouldn't impact Lance Stephenson or Paul George. Hill can play with Lance or with George.
- Can't talk about the lockout, all I want to talk about is I'm tired and I want to go to bed.
Here's a quote from George Hill: "It's tough, but at the same time, things happen for a reason. 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."