Thursday, July 9, 2009

Even though Hill has offers from the Knicks and Celtics, he is likely to re-sign with the Suns

By Anthony Caruso III

While the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics have made offers to Grant Hill, it is very likely that Hill will turn down those offers. He is expected to sign another one-year deal with an option for the following season. Basically for the same amount of money that he signed for during the summer of 2007.

Hill made $1.83 million during the 07-08 season. He adapted well to the up=tempo style of offense that Mike D'Antoni ran, averaging double-figures as a key role in the early parts of the 07-08 season. In 70 games, with 68 starts, he averaged 13.1 points, 5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 0.9 blocks.

The 36-year-old forward made $1.97 million, in a player option, during the 08-09 season. Hill played in all 82 games for the first time in his career, while he averaged 12 points, 4.9 points, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.7 blocks during the regular season. He scored 27 points and 10 rebounds in the final game of the Suns regular season.

Hill moved his family from Orlando to Phoenix in the summer of 2007, after previously moving his family from Detroit to Orlando in 2000. He has previously stated that he would retire if he didn't re-sign a contract with Phoenix.

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