George Hill’s angry-face emoji tweet may have meant something after all.
Sure, the point guard initially passed it off as an expression of disappointment; he was irate that he let his teammates down during a crunch-time loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, in which he didn’t play down the stretch. And, hell, maybe that’s true. But that doesn’t mean Hill is happy with the Sacramento Kings. In fact, according to the Salt Lake Tribune‘s Tony Jones, he is decidedly unhappy:
Here’s the issue. The Kings brought in Hill, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter during the offseason and still have Garrett Temple on the roster. These are respected vets who can play. These are vets brought in to help a young team, and according to sources, were brought in with the promise of a team aiming to be playoff competitive.
But that promise was made to them by Scott Perry, who since left Sacramento and now makes personnel decisions for the New York Knicks. So the direction of the franchise has shifted since Perry left. An organization that brought in veterans aiming to win now is aiming to lose.
Not surprisingly, Hill isn’t happy, according to multiple sources And the other veterans can’t be too happy, either. So the Kings have a mess on their hands. I’ve always liked Hill’s game, but when he signed in Sacramento, I questioned the prudence of the Kings bringing him on board when they just drafted De’Aaron Fox, the quicksilver point guard from Kentucky.