Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill could make his season debut Tuesday vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers announced on Monday that Hill's status had been updated to "questionable."
Hill, 28, has missed the Pacers' first 28 games with a left knee injury. He has been practicing for the past week.
The six-year veteran averaged 10.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season, his third with the Pacers. He also ranked second on the team with 95 three-pointers.
The Pacers are off to a 9-19 start without star Paul George, but remain a strong defensive team, holding opponents to 96.5 points per game (fourth in the league).
Hill entered the league in 2008 as a first-round draft pick by the San Antonio Spurs. He spent his first three seasons there before being traded to the Pacers in the deal that brought Kawhi Leonard to the Spurs.
For his career, Hill is averaging 10.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
- Mike Fiammetta