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Grant Hill Signing with Suns is a Bad Move July 9, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.

Grant Hill signing with the Phoenix Suns makes no sense at all.  Hill signed a two year deal that will pay him $1.8 million a year.

Of all the teams to sign with, why would Grant Hill take his ailing ankle to the high scoring, run and gun offense of the Phoenix Suns?  Hill passed up on the Mavs, Heat, Spurs, and even the Detroit Pistons.

The thing that makes this a very bad decision is the fact that Hill signed with the Suns for less money than other teams were offering and is expecting to contribute to the Suns and win a championship.  I’m sure Hill would have been able to contribute on the Heat, Spurs, and Pistons, which are teams that are more likely to accomadate an aging, injury prone player at the end of his career.

If Jalen Rose got bench splinters last year, isn’t is safe to say the same will happen to Grant Hill?  The Phoenix Suns are known for their fast paced style of play.  Their practices are designed to try to find the fastest possible way to score in games.  If Grant Hill doesn’t get hurt in the games, he’s bound to get hurt in the practices.

Hill should have signed with the Spurs or Pistons if he’s serious about winning a championship.  Signing with the Suns is just a gamble when it comes to winning a championship.  I sincerely hope Hill can get some playing time and be a contributor, but in the end, I think he’ll  just end up getting sunburned.



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