Now that free agent Caron Butler is Clippers bound, the San Antonio Spurs will be looking at other small forward free agents to replace Richard Jefferson who will not be in black and silver much longer.
And could that free agent be Grant Hill?
According to ESPN, the Spurs and Suns are the top two destinations for Hill and the Spurs are reportedly willing to offer Hill a second year on his contract. Something the Suns will not.
If true, then does this means Josh Howard is no longer on San Antonio's radar?
However, should the Spurs sign Hill, the move would be a typical Spurs move.
Hill is a savvy veteran, would know his role, and bring something on both ends of the court. Sure, he might be up in age but since recovering from his countless injuries, with the Suns he has been productive. Last season, in 80 games for Phoenix, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, shot 48% from the field in 30.1 minutes.
Not bad for the 16-year pro.
Though the Spurs would get older, and a crammed 66-game season might take its toll on Hill but the Spurs would find an adequate replacement for Jefferson, at least in the short-term.
The spura must be desperate in signing G. Hill. At 39 how much can he give? With all the sf eyed by the spurs, they have to bite the bullet and be contented in Green, Butler and Leonard. Why did they sign them if they remain to be bench warmers? Go ahead Mr. Buford, coach POP waive them. Why not address a pressing issue, sign a banger to man the interior. Your first game is against the Grizzlies. Want a repeat spurs? Stck to Kaman.
Pop just like Hill. Hill performed well last season very much because he looked that was his last. Besides, he played with Steve Nash! I didn't say he would not contribute to the Spurs but I don't see him playing better with our shoot-first PG!
as long as it is in the lines of a vet minimum, and the 2nd year has a team option or not fully guaranteed or something then ok. he has the IQ to teach the young guys, and can play but how many minutes can a 39 yr old guy play over 2 years, especially one with the ridiculous schedule the spurs are going to have.
this is a deal i like finally..make this deal happen please. hill is great on both ends and off the field, will be great for khawi and anderson and in 2 years lenard will be more than ready to start bassed on his current defensive status with lack of a consistant shot at the moment..i am a big fan of grant hill and this will more than make up for my disappointment with the tj ford signing..i really like this
He's the only SF out there better than RJ. Unless they get the nuggets' players that are stuck in China!
@rtesoro440 I agreed with you on this on the Butler thread; I am ok with signing Hill for the vet min, as he is a true SF and doesn't need a lot of touches to be effective, and still plays nice D. But I still feel like we desperately need another big (or 2) in order to play the kind of defense Pop was complaining about at last season's end. Kaman would be great, but Clips won't budge on him until Jordan is resigned.
i think that is one of the best things about it so it can give leonard some solid experience this year..and even though hes old he still looks pretty fresh going from last year