Milwaukee Bucks: 3 ways George Hill can help

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3. Knockdown shooter

The Mike Budenholzer offense is all about spacing the court around the central action, whether that is a pick-and-roll, a post-up or a drive into the paint. Giannis Antetokounmpo has thrived with the increased spacing, and when he is doubled has kicked the ball to open shooters outside.

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George Hill fits into this offense perfectly, as he has developed into an elite off-ball spot-up shooter. Hill spent his early prime with the Indiana Pacers, where he became an off-ball offensive player to maximize his fit with Paul George. In Utah with Gordon Hayward and Cleveland with LeBron James, he was similarly successful. He can slide into that same role on the Milwaukee Bucks with Antetokounmpo.

For his career, Hill has shot 38.3 from deep, 37th among all active players. Over the past four seasons, Hill has increased that accuracy to 41.8 percent, which ranks 13th among all players. On limited attempts this season, he was shooting 46.4 percent from 3 in Cleveland prior to the trade.

With Antetokounmpo dominating inside and the ball zinging around the court, Hill can continue to be a deadly marksman from outside. With players such as Brook Lopez bombing away, Hill will almost certainly have the green light to launch from deep, and his track record suggests he will come through.