39-year old Grant Hill is a coveted free agent, and should he leave Phoenix, that would make Steve Nash a very sad panda. From the Arizona Republic: “Unlike most people, Nash believes the Suns are a playoff team after missing the postseason last season at 40-42. Their roster and rotation likely will look largely the same as the front office keeps salary space in tact to pursue at least one maximum-level free agent in July. ‘I definitely would love to see us improve our roster but I think it’s up to us to find that little bit of magic and collectively and individually to give ourselves a chance to win enough games to get in the playoffs,’ Nash said. ‘I would never say we’re not a playoff team. That should be the minimum of our goals and let’s see how good we can get.’ Nash made it clear that he does not want to try to get the team back to the playoffs without Hill, a four-year member of the Suns who is an unrestricted free agent but a priority for Suns brass to sign on Dec. 9. ‘I’m very hopeful Grant will be back,’ Nash said. ‘It’s very, very important to me that he is back personally. I think he is very important to the team and community. ‘I think that, all things being even, Grant would want to come back here. I’m sure he’s going to be highly coveted by a lot of teams. Phoenix will have to really make him a great offer and put him in a position where he can’t say no to coming back.’”