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08:24 AM ET 03.21 | So much for plans. When Grant Hill showed up in Phoenix in 2007, he thought he would play two more years and retire. ... Hill, 39, is in his fifth season with the Suns, and the seven-time All-Star said he plans to be back next season. "I definitely think I can go another year, maybe two," Hill said before scoring a team-high 19 points in Tuesday's 99-95 loss to Miami at AmericanAmerican Arena. "If the season were to end right now, and I would sort of evaluate the season, I would definitely want to come back and play next season." Hill, averaging 10.6 points, signed a one-year, $6.5 million deal before the season. He hopes to end his career with the Suns and says "Hopefully, they feel the same way."

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March 21, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Nice guy, I wish him well!

Besides, if he can still play and pull down $6.5M per, why not?


Lag is aweful today [2nd post]

March 21, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Nice guy, I wish him well!

Besides, if he can still play and pull down $6.5M per, why not?

March 21, 2012  09:51 AM ET

How Many Seasons Did You Miss, Bro?

March 21, 2012  09:52 AM ET

How Many Seasons Did You Miss, Bro?

March 21, 2012  09:56 AM ET

How Many Seasons Did You Miss, Bro?

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March 21, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Younger people probably don't know how good he was for a few years. (7-8 All-Star games, ROY, all NBA 1st team, four times NBA 2nd team) (Potential HOFer Jamison has never even once been on the all NBA 3rd team or better.)

The Magic tried to build their team around him -- but then he got hurt.

March 21, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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The Magic tried to build their team around him -- but then he got hurt.

He was hurt before the Magic got him -- his injury occurred while he was still with Detroit. The Magic bet that he would recover and, along with TMac, lead them to the promise land. That was a horrible gamble as it took, what, seven years for him to get healthy? He would have been a sure-fire HOFer had that injury not robbed him of his prime years.

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March 21, 2012  12:00 PM ET

Such a class guy. I enjoy watching him and Nash age gracefully.

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March 21, 2012  01:12 PM ET

vet minimum at best. after that, mid-level janitor salary.

March 21, 2012  02:30 PM ET
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I have no respect for him.He is WASTING his remaining years cause he's comfy/cozy If he had any heart, he'd have signed with a team that actually is competitive, rather than a borderline doormat

That's his prerogative. Maybe he truly enjoys playing the game. No need to hate, man.

March 21, 2012  02:33 PM ET
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I have no respect for him.He is WASTING his remaining years cause he's comfy/cozy If he had any heart, he'd have signed with a team that actually is competitive, rather than a borderline doormat

At least he doesnt want to be a hired gun...hes cool in an environment where the doctors provide good treatment and he can help the young players grow & develop. Also, dont forget the relationship with the Black Joker aka Alvin Gentry...this may be his way of easing into the coaching bench right there in PHX

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March 21, 2012  02:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I have no respect for him.He is WASTING his remaining years cause he's comfy/cozy If he had any heart, he'd have signed with a team that actually is competitive, rather than a borderline doormat

He's got kids and an owner who will pay him heftily doing what he loves... it's no brainer. He's no longer a dominant player so he's just sticking around to get paid... I can dig that. You can say that about McGrady as well...Eddy Curry on the other hand...

March 21, 2012  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I have no respect for him.He is WASTING his remaining years cause he's comfy/cozy If he had any heart, he'd have signed with a team that actually is competitive, rather than a borderline doormat

That borderline doormat has one of the best training staffs in the league. Hill, and for that matter Nash, wouldn't still be playing if he was anywhere else but Phoenix. Shaq can vouch for that. Besides don't you guys back east know that AZ is where all the old people out west go to retire. No way he's leaving.

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March 22, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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hmmmmm.....where in my post is there hate?I have no respect for him-and he clearly has no desire to win cause he's chosen to remain in the desert, when he had the option to go to any number of playoff teams-its not hate.....its actually more pity that a guy wouldn't want to try and play fo something other than a check and the lifestyle

it's not pity, it's loyalty and what's wrong with being loyal? you also mentioned playing other than a check? what are you smoking? hill is only getting paid and undervalue of $6 mil a year.

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