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Faced with injuries, George Hill considered retirement

Statistically as well as physically, george hill had a very complicated 2021/22 season. It was even among the worst of his career. He missed 28 regular season games, then the start of the playoffs, and his late comeback was insignificant with 5 total points scored in five games.

Blame it on injuries in the neck (T6 and T7 vertebrae), forcing him to stay in the infirmary. When he was still on the field, he was then too handicapped to really weigh.

“I had sharp pains in my neck during certain movements, when I was hit by a screen or when I quickly raised my arms”he says Milwaukee Jouranl-Sentinel. “It got worse and then we decided to stop. I wanted to come back to the field to help the team. It was probably not a good idea, because you weigh down your team. »

As if that weren’t enough, it is then his abs that will let go and push him away from the floors.

“It was frustrating, that neck injury. I tried to give everything, to play, but it didn’t work. When I felt I was back I ripped my abs. It was a rotten year for me. »

The Season of Redemption

So much so that the idea of ​​retiring crossed his mind at the end of the Bucks’ season, beaten by the Celtics in the conference semi-finals.

” I thought about it. Really. Feelings and emotions mean a lot to me. So I felt like I was letting the city of Milwaukee down by not being able to perform like I usually am. Injured, I let down my teammates. »

Finally, George Hill will start his 15th season in the league well next week. Why didn’t he take the plunge and hang up the sneakers for good?

“As a competitor, I didn’t want to go out like this. I had a great off-season and decided to come back to redeem myself. Injuries are part of the game, there are ups and downs. It’s how you bounce back that defines you and giving up is not in my nature. I know I can still play in Milwaukee and I have to show this city another face, I owe him that” he assures.

george hill Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2008-09 SAN 77 17 40.3 32.9 78.1 0.4 1.7 2.1 1.8 2.0 0.6 1.0 0.3 5.7
2009-10 SAN 78 29 47.8 39.9 77.2 0.5 2.1 2.6 2.9 2.9 0.9 1.3 0.3 12.4
2010-11 SAN 76 28 45.3 37.7 86.3 0.3 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.0 0.9 1.3 0.3 11.6
2011-12 IND 50 26 44.2 36.7 77.8 0.6 2.4 3.0 2.9 2.0 0.8 1.0 0.3 9.6
2012-13 IND 76 35 44.3 36.8 81.7 0.6 3.1 3.7 4.7 1.8 1.1 1.5 0.3 14.2
2013-14 IND 76 32 44.2 36.5 80.7 0.7 3.0 3.7 3.5 2.1 1.0 1.2 0.3 10.3
2014-15 IND 43 30 47.7 35.8 79.0 0.6 3.6 4.2 5.1 2.6 1.0 1.6 0.3 16.1
2015-16 IND 74 34 44.1 40.6 76.0 0.8 3.2 4.0 3.5 2.0 1.1 1.4 0.2 12.1
2016-17 UTH 49 32 47.7 40.3 80.1 0.5 2.9 3.4 4.2 2.3 1.0 1.7 0.2 16.9
2017-18 * All Teams 67 27 46.0 41.5 78.6 0.6 2.1 2.7 2.8 1.9 0.9 1.3 0.4 10.0
2017-18 * BAG 43 27 46.9 45.3 77.8 0.5 2.2 2.7 2.8 1.7 0.9 1.4 0.3 10.3
2017-18 * KEY 24 28 44.4 35.1 80.5 0.8 1.8 2.7 2.8 2.2 0.9 1.2 0.6 9.4
2018-19 * All Teams 60 22 45.2 31.4 82.4 0.7 1.8 2.5 2.3 1.7 0.9 0.9 0.1 7.6
2018-19 * MIL 47 20 42.8 28.0 81.5 0.6 2.0 2.6 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.2 6.8
2018-19 * KEY 13 27 51.4 46.4 85.0 0.9 1.2 2.1 2.8 2.7 0.9 1.5 0.1 10.8
2019-20 MIL 59 22 51.6 46.0 84.2 0.9 2.2 3.0 3.1 1.4 0.8 1.0 0.1 9.4
2020-21 * All Teams 30 22 48.2 38.8 80.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.4 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.2 8.7
2020-21 * PHL 16 19 44.2 39.1 76.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 1.9 1.2 0.7 1.2 0.2 6.0
2020-21 * OKAY 14 26 50.8 38.6 84.0 0.6 1.5 2.1 3.1 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 11.8
2021-22 MIL 54 23 42.9 30.6 91.9 0.7 2.2 2.9 2.2 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.1 6.2
Total 869 27 45.6 38.0 80.7 0.6 2.5 3.0 3.1 2.0 0.9 1.2 0.3 10.7

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