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Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 10:35 am  |  8 responses

Grant Hill Says He Will Likely Retire After This Season


40-year old Grant Hill’s remarkable NBA journey will likely come to an end this summer — Hill says he’s leaning towards retirement. Per the AZ Republic: “Grant Hill has 27 appearances, a 3.2 scoring average, career-low 38 percent shooting and no regrets about joining the Los Angeles Clippers. Hill expected to return to Phoenix for a sixth Suns season when he stayed in the Valley to train last summer. The Suns made a one-year, minimum-salary offer of $1.35 million and the Clippers came with a two-year, $4 million one while Oklahoma City and Chicago also pursued him. Hill, 40, joined the Clippers, began the season on the inactive list after suffering a bone bruise to his right knee, the one which underwent two arthroscopies since 2011 in Phoenix, and did not play until Jan. 12. Hill likely will not make it to that second contract year and opt to retire this summer. ‘Strong chance,’ Hill said. ‘I’m leaning toward it. I want to get to the end of the year and off-season and think about it but I’m pretty confident that’s where my mind is right now. I’ve enjoyed it.’ Except for a brief 2008 experiment under then-Suns coach Terry Porter, Hill always had started in his career until this season, when he often is not in the 10-man rotation.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    incredible that he has had such a long career after all those injuries early on

  • Cartel

    It’s ashame that the injuries were the main reason we didn’t see Grant Hill in his prime. He was a helluva player AFTER the injuries. Imagine what we would have saw if he NEVER was injured!!!…He missed a lot of good seasons sidelined by injury but made up for them in his later years. He made a mark and if he wants to retire, he could do that with his head up high…

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    yawn

  • SuperArrr82

    Do you guys think Grant Hill will be a future Hall of Famer?

  • robb

    Unfortunately he won’t. But Detroit should retire his number.

  • KBM

    A man’s real if he can return like Grant Hill.

  • roscoe

    DJ & BG32 bickering, cp3 angry, vdn losing control = GH retirement

  • Dingo

    It’s a tough one, I wouldn’t if I was the owner. How many retired Piston numbers are non championship players who opted to leave the club?

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