Grant Hill looking to make one more push for a title
Forward Grant Hill has narrowed down his teams to three, which are currently the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers.
It is safe to say that Hill, who turns 40 in October, is looking to make one last run at winning a title before he hangs up his jersey and takes off his shoes. It was reported earlier in the week that Hill would either try to play for the Lakers, or just call it quits.
Recently however, Hill said he would consider playing for the teams that he listed, as they are some of the best teams in the NBA right now.
The Heat would be a great fit for Hill who are looking to add veteran players that still has something left in the tank, and most importantly cheap on the money side. Hill is still a great defensive player and leader, and with the possibility of Mike Miller and James Jones retiring, the Heat have been looking for veterans.
They just recently signed Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis to bolster their perimeter game, and adding a defensive stopper like Hill would be the ideal thing.
The Thunder is another destination that Hill has considered because they are one of, if not the best team in the Western Conference right now who have the best chance of returning to the NBA Finals.
The Thunder are still a young team, and with Derek Fisher expected to be released, they will be looking to add another veteran that can provide some leadership.
Last, but not least, the Lakers seems to be the heavy favorites to land Hill, as they just signed one of his good friends Steve Nash. Hill has already expressed interest for playing with the Lakers, but nothing is confirmed yet.
The Lakers still haven’t made a decision whether or not to keep Metta World Peace, and could play a factor if they go after the free agent.
Hill, who was arguably one of the best players in the league before he became injury prone, has stayed relatively healthy the past three years with the Phoenix Suns.
Although he got injured last year with a season ending injury, Hill seems ready to go if he decides to play one more year. Hill averaged 10.2 points and grabbed 3.5 rebounds playing in 28 minutes for the Suns last season.