Losing Hill is difficult for the Hawks not only because he has stepped in as injuries add up, but because Hill is a veteran leader on the team. In the past, several Hawks players have credited Hill for using his voice and making sure the team communicates.
“It’s really tough,” coach Nate McMillan said. “Any time you lose a player for the season, it’s tough, because he was not only a player that has filled roles for us, starting back last season, he’s that emotional leader for us. He’s been a big-time voice for us in the locker room, both on and off the floor. It’s a real big loss for us.
“One of our captains on the team and just a guy that, whenever we’ve had injury, we’ve been able to plug in at the 2, 3, 4 position, whether that’s coming off the bench or starting. Tough loss for us. Sorry to see that for Solo.”