Ep. 46: Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill was always a likable guy, going back from his first conference call after being taken at 23rd by the Pacers in the 2013 NBA Draft. He played three years with the team, and then left in free agency after the team elected to decline their fourth-year team option on his rookie deal after sub-par play.

In July, 2016, he signed with New Orleans for $48 million over four years. As the league’s television rights deal went up, salaries skyrocketed and Hill took advantage.

Before his first visit back to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hill had already played the Pacers twice — once in the preseason and again in New Orleans. And while he was glad to return to Indy, it evoked a lot of emotions, too. Good emotions.

“It was definitely different,” he said after the Pelicans fell to the Pacers by three. “I’m kind of just glad to not be coming back here again [this year]. A lot of emotions. I have some brothers, some guys I talk to almost on a daily basis over there.”

Here that and more in this episode.

See Also: Why Solomon Hill’s time with the Pacers is over

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Topics Discussed:

  • From out of the rotation with the Pacers to getting $48 million from New Orleans.
  • Emotions returning to Indianapolis and to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
  • How it’s never personal. It’s business.
  • His opinion of Paul George’s PG1.
  • Having his first kid, a girl.

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