2011 Free Agency, Latest News, NBA / Dec 9, 2011 / 12:15 pm

Breaking News: Grant Hill To Re-Sign With The Phoenix Suns

Grant Hill

Grant Hill

Sorry Knicks fans, but you lose again. While New York was Grant Hill‘s first choice, the Knicks lost their $5 million mid-level exception in the forthcoming Tyson Chandler deal. And although they looked into a sign-and-trade with the Suns, Hill isn’t going anywhere. According to Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic, Hill agreed today to re-sign with the Suns for a one-year, $6.5 million contract.

Here are the details:

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.

While it would have been great to see Hill play for a contender, you can’t argue with him wanting to return to Phoenix.

What do you think? Smart move by Hill? Smart move by the Suns?

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  • NYK

    this is not news today. not with all the paul and howard crap piling on the front page

    but damn the knicks could’ve used him after losing chauncey

  • ERIC

    screw grant hill.

    this is the 3rd time he has used the knicks just to leverage a higher offer.

  • Well…

    @nyk …the knicks lost chauncey??? say it isnt so

  • s.bucketz

    Lol @ “the knicks lose again”…we wood much rather have chandler than hill..haha dimes a lil salty they don’t get no love at msg still hatin on the knicks…the nba is back!!

  • http://www.dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Good move for Hill because it’s obvious that he really enjoys living and working in Phoenix, and you can’t put a price on comfort. He’s had plenty of opportunities to “chase a title” but has always come back to the Suns. I’m thinking he’ll wind up in a front-office or broadcasting position with the Suns after he retires.

  • NYK

    @well…

    billups need to be waived as amnesty player to make room for Tyson Chandler. i have no idea why NY picked up the option on him last year only to waive him now. doesn’t make sense to me. but then again i dont work for basketball teams front offices.

    i read that chauncey said if he gets picked up by a bad team on the waiver wire or winds up in a sucky city he may retire or end up taking the shortened year off. it’s pretty sad a finals mvp like him gets thrown around like he’s Quentin Richardson.