Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 1:40 pm  |  9 responses

Grant Hill Will Re-Sign With the Phoenix Suns

After flirtations with the Knicks and a few other teams, Grant Hill ultimately decided to stay put in Phoenix. Per the Arizona Republic: “Hill agreed today to re-sign with the Suns for a one-year, $6.5 million contract. The Suns increased the offer from $5 million to $6.5 million on Thursday with Hill being pursued by New York, Chicago, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Spurs offered him two years and the Clippers offered him more money but the Knicks’ and Bulls’ one-year offers were tempting because of the quality of teams and Hill’s relationship with Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni. The Suns considered Hill their top free agency priority and showed it in spending on Hill, who is the second oldest player in the league at 39 (by a day to Kurt Thomas). Hill has been a bargain for the Suns, making $10.1 million over the past four years as a productive starter and one of the top defenders in the league. Hill’s return was essential to the Suns’ pursuit of defensive improvement and the happiness of close friend Steve Nash in the last year of his contract. The Suns also want Hill’s leadership influence on the rest of the team and it is believed he could have a long-term role with the organization beyond his retirement as a player.”

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  • http://www.2ksports.com showtime

    sucks for the Knicks

  • Heals

    Good call. Sometimes being healthy, wealthy, in a nice climate and playing with an unselfish star beats chasing a ring. Here’s to at least 2 more years GH…

  • dunkbar

    great news

  • chingy

    Damn that means Steve Nash won’t force a trade to a contender

  • LA Huey

    Nash and Hill love money more than we think. The whole “nice guy” image is working out real well for them.

  • Heals

    It’s no image thing both are authentic and genuine men…

  • LA Huey

    I say image because I don’t make assumptions on what people are like off the court. They could come off as jerks to the press but have a bunch of really cool charities they don’t talk about. And to the contrary, a guy could work the press in his favor but be a prick to his family at home. To me, how they are on the court is as much as I’ll assume of them.

  • Clos1881

    Grant has official given up on winning I think it’s more important in his life to be stable for his kids and family and to have that great Phoenix training staff nothing wrong with that.

  • Heals

    For sure, likewise I’m just going off what I’ve read about/heard from them off the court and watching how they play/interact with teammates on it…