Pacers president Larry Bird wasn't interested in drafting for potential anymore. He wanted an establish player he knew would help the team the second he stepped on the court. Bird and the Pacers got that when they swung a draft-night deal to bring guard George Hill back to Indianapolis. The Pacers acquired Hill from San Antonio for the for the rights to the No. 15 pick, San Diego State's Kawhi Leonard, and the No. 42 pick, European big man Davis Bertans. Hill will compete with Darren Collison for the starting point guard spot next season. Bird said who starts will be up to the coach, likely Frank Vogel. What the Pacers have in their favor is that Hill can be teamed with Collison in the backcourt because he's capable of playing shooting guard. "He's a big guard," Bird said of Hill. "He's got length and can defend. He's a great addition for us." Collison didn’t seem too concerned about Hill joining the team, reports the Indianapolis Star. “It’ll be good competition, which will only make us better,” Collison said. “He’s a very good defender and he can play both guard spots.” On Friday, the Pacers picked up the 2012-13 team option on Collison.
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