clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Pacers still working George Hill into the mix as they prepare to play Pistons

New, comments

George Hill looked great in his debut against the Pelicans on Tuesday but the Pacers are in no rush to return the point guard to his starting role with heavy minutes.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers face the Pistons on Friday night as both teams work through a lineup transition with the Pacers working George Hill back into the mix while the Pistons have Greg Monroe starting for the recently released Josh Smith.

According to Mark Montieth, Hill made it through his debut on Tuesday without issue but the team is in no rush to increase his work load or add him to the starting lineup.

George Hill participated in Wednesday's workout and reported no problems after playing 21 minutes, 15 seconds the previous night.

He and Vogel talked after practice, and agreed he likely will continue to come off the bench for the next two games, Friday at Detroit and Saturday in Brooklyn. His return to the starting lineup is most likely to come in Monday's game against Chicago at the Fieldhouse.

The lineup adjustments by the Pacers and Pistons could also produce some value for FanDuel players. C.J. Watson will be starting and is currently a bargain option at point guard. Monroe's value has risen but remains a pretty good deal if he sees starter minutes.

If you are not already a member of FanDuel click here and use promo code SBNPACERS and you'll get a 100% first time matching deposit bonus ($200 max) to exclusive to SB Nation readers.

Use the hashtag #FanDuelSBN to brag about lineup.

Pro Tip: Look for matchups that are favorable and find low priced players that could have an opportunity to break out with a nice box score.

For more about FanDuel, check out this video.

Sign up for FanDuel today and get 100% deposit bonus.

Disclaimer: Even though this is a sponsored post with affiliate links, all of the opinions in this post are my own. And as an FYI, FanDuel gave me some cash to play its daily fantasy games.