How George Hill’s Trade to the Philadelphia 76ers Impacts NBA Title Odds

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Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: George Hill #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 2021 NBA trade deadline is heating up! We’re tracking every move on deadline day, including how futures odds could be impacted with George Hill reportedly on his way out of Oklahoma City.

Trade Details

According to reports, the Philadelphia 76ers have traded for Oklahoma City Thunder point guard George Hill in a three-team deal that includes the New York Knicks.

George Hill to the 76ers Analysis

The Philadelphia 76ers were in talks to trade for hometown point guard Kyle Lowry, but they ended up with their secondary playmaker in George Hill without sacrificing the future — Tyrese Maxey and Matissse Thybulle.

With depth at the center position behind Joel Embiid, it’s a small price to pay for a team that lacks playmaking outside of Ben Simmons. With Hill on the roster, they now have a true point guard who can play off ball when Simmons is on the floor and run the second unit when Simmons is off.

Although Hill has just played 14 games this season after suffering a right thumb injury, he’s a capable 3-point shooter, shooting 38.6% from behind the arc on 4.1 attempts per game this season after he shot 46% from deep last season in Milwaukee. — Raheem Palmer

How the Trade Impacts Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t seen their title odds move at all on DraftKings — they remain 12-1 to win the NBA championship and +500 to win the East.

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