Atlanta Hawks: Grading Solomon Hill’s season where he did it all

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The Atlanta Hawks signed Solomon Hill at the start of the season to a one–year, minimum salary deal. He was signed as insurance, as a 3-and-D wing player who can do a bit of everything. Unfortunately, Hill is not particularly talented offensively but can play some really solid defense.

Well, anyone who followed the Hawks this season would be well aware of the injury issues suffered by the franchise. They lost De’Andre Hunter for most of the season, the same with Cam Reddish. They had Danilo Gallinari on the sidelines at the start of the season and John Collins missed nine games towards the end of the season.

There was even a game where Hill played some backup center minutes, and the next game he was bringing the ball up the court. He truly did it all for the Hawks all season and was one of the main reasons that the rest of the Hawks on the floor could take the team to a win. He played his role well.

The Atlanta Hawks were lucky to have Solomon Hill all season

Despite Hill losing his playing time during the playoffs due to his lack of offense, the Hawks were lucky to have Hill this season. He still had plenty of moments that had Hawks fans tearing their hair out. He committed boneheaded turnovers and just seemed to forget where he was meant to be on offense at times.

However, Hill put everything into his time on the court and was a good example for the younger Hawks players. They are more talented than Hill, but he bought his knowledge and experience of the Finals run of the Miami Heat from last season.