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Monday, May 21, 2007

Could GHill's Future Be With Pistons, Wiz, Mavs or Rockets? Reunion with T-Mac?

Although he'd prefer to re-sign with the Magic if he keeps playing, Grant Hill says he will listen to free-agent offers this summer. There will be some suitors calling, but likely asking him to play for the one-year veteran's minimum.
Among the teams that Grant could consider:
Houston: How about Hill-Tracy McGrady II? They never really got to play together in Orlando because of Hill's injuries. T-Mac and Yao need a third scorer, and Hill would fit the bill starting ahead of Dukie Shane Battier. Battier and Hill would be a terrific combination of offensive firepower and defense.
Dallas: Owner Mark Cuban always has beeen a Hill fan. With his team getting upset early, Cuban likely will be looking for a point guard and another veteran to help out MVP Dirk Nowitzki.
Washington: The Wizards you say? Hill would be returning to his old stomping grounds near Maryland and would be closer to his mother and father. He has an affinity for the city, recenting introducing presidential candidate Barack Obama at a D.C. fundraiser. A lineup of Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, Atawn Jamison and Hill would be formidable --- and give them depth. Hmmm. Grant Hill providing injury protection?
Detroit: Well, this would be the most obvious choice for Grant, a Motown homecoming. The fans still adore him, largely because the Pistons' sign-and-trade deal in 2000 handed them Ben Wallace and, later, a title. The Pistons could strengthen their bench, pairing Hill with Antonio McDyess.
Other possible suitors for Hill: Toronto (Grant's wife is Canadian; OK, it's a stretch); Boston (he's tight with Doc Rivers, who needs veterans desperately); Miami (could help take some of the load off D-Wade) and San Antonio (the Spurs usually land a quality player who wants to play with Tim Duncan).
Then again, don't rule out ABC, TNT or ESPN competing for Grant.


  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Looking at the suitors if i were grant i'd try and get a ring with these last couple of years. If grant decided to play somewhere else i would wish him the best of luck.

  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I would think that Grant would be inclined to play for the Magic for a year at the veteran's minimum, because it seems like he really likes Orlando tremendously, but at the same time, if he would rather go elsewhere and play for a team that has a better chance at winning a title, I would wish him well also because he is such a class act.

  • At 8:37 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I have heard from sources to be reliable that Brian Hill will be removed from the coaching position and would be given a position in the front office. Magic, however, have not found a replacement for him, and have not had much success with those who were interested in. To me it sounds like either Billy Donovan or a no name younger coach.

  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    You know what i'll take it,as long as bsh doesnt have anything to do with on court action,it's all good.


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