Indiana Pacers guard George Hill spent the first three years of his NBA career soaking in the knowledge of players like Tim Duncan, Tony Park and Manu Ginobili while with the San Antonio Spurs.

Now Hill, who was traded in June, wants to pass some of that knowledge to his new teammates to help the Pacers improve on their first playoff appearance in five years last season.

"Even though I'm going into my fourth year, they're calling me the vet," Hill said at Conseco Fieldhouse today. "You learn so much coming from the organization I came from. I'm just happy to be here. I'm going to try to bring some leadership to this team."