Hill Goes to The Valley of The Sun

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    ESPN - Any magic left? Hill accepts Suns' two-year deal - NBA

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    Hill wants his shot at a "ship" and didn't see any posibility with the Pistons. Probably got advise from Darko on wether or not he should sign in Detroit....................
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    I thought about posting this over here, but since the Pistons were seriously considering Hill and whether he would sign with the Pistons or not was discussed under the Pistons thread, it seemed to me that his not-signing with Pistons belonged under the Piston thread, since it will impact Pistons free agent signings this summer.

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    Not a problem, but we've already got Hill speculation threads in the Pistons forum. Since we have no shot at this guy, I imagine the discussion will trend towards how his career plays out in PHX.
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    It is no loss as far as I am concerned because I have serious doubts about his ability to play decent defense at this point in this career.

    That is why Murray is being replaced by AA, because AA can play one on one defense and Murray is in the Smush league when it comes to playing defense, i.e.; occasionally makes an exciting steal or two but other than that is a first class Matador.

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    I totally understand.

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    With Hill going out west, it's clear that he thinks that the Suns have a better chance to get a ring than any team in the east...only Kobe has the right mindset knowing that going to a team in the east means a better shot at getting to the finals.

    We still need another vet to go with our existing underahievers and new rookies. I don't think we can get back to the ECF with what we got. Who's next on the FA totem pole for Joe to seek out?
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    Will Hill be nailed to the pine like Jalen Rose? Or will he see limited PT next year?

    I am wondering how effective Grant would be at this stage in his career in the Suns system.
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    Grant Hill A Sun

    Agreed to terms with PHX. Two year bi-annul exception contract, 1.8 million first year, 2 million player option the second year. Love this cause now we have the full MLE if necessary to sign Amir and a some more bench guys.
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    Seems correct to me. Running up and down the court for however long he plays certainly isn't going to do wonders for and improve his many time surgically repaired ankle. But the the Suns got him for very peanuts so they are probably figuring that if he can give them 5 - 10 minutes a game without breaking down they will have gotten their monies worth. Besides, he is still a pretty good wing man on the offensive end and his shooting skills haven't yet diminished.

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    I think this signing just shows, once again, what a great gentleman and role model Grant Hill is.
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    Re: Grant Hill A Sun

    I knew it, I knew it. How many ways can Grant Hill slap our face. It didn't help that we wre moving at a snails pace in signing FA's as always.
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    Agreed.

    Except, how about 5-10 minutes, every other game!!!:MusicBigGrin:
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    Re: Grant Hill A Sun

    I don't think it is a big loss. Yes, Grant would've helped in some areas. But would it put us over the top? I doubt it. Also, it doesn't look like Jalen Rose experience helped any. I wonder how much playing time he's going to get with Phoenix.
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    I don't see him being effective in their fast paced system either. You have to wonder who is advising him to take less that what the Pistons could offer. (Phoenix resident evil-Barkley? )

    Hill must be still mad at Davison, didn't want to play with former team mate Lindsey Hunter or didn't want to be this close to the in-laws:)
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    Does this mean that we go after Mo Pete?

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    It seems like Grant Hill would have a better time playing for Phoenix than with the Pistons. And he probably thinks they have a better chance at a Championship... which may be true.
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    I would agree the chances are better than the Pistons, however, the Suns chances of coming out of the West are slimmer than the Pistons coming out of the east.

    In other words, the Pistons have a better chance of making it to the Finals. The Suns have the Spurs, Mavs, and who knows what team might be next years GS Warriors in the west.

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