USA Today: Grant Hill will be a Sun.

Hill’s agent, Lon Babby, told The Arizona Republic that Hill notified Phoenix on Thursday that he would join the Suns in his quest for a championship. There is a moratorium on free-agent signings until Wednesday.

Hill was offered the Suns’ biennial exception, which will pay him $1.83 million in the coming season and give him a player option to return at $1.97 million for 2008-09. Coming off a seven-year, $92 million contract with Orlando, money was not his biggest lure to Phoenix.

“He established a number of criteria,” Babby said. “His opportunity to contribute to a championship would be on the top of the list. He really thought it through and was diligent and concluded this is the best opportunity for his career. He’s very, very excited about it.”

Hill was drawn by the chance to be on a title contender and have an important playing role on a team that fits the 6-8 swingman’s versatile style. Hill, who will turn 35 in October, could start for Phoenix with Steve Nash, Raja Bell, Shawn Marion and Amare Stoudemire. He also will give Suns coach Mike D’Antoni another facilitator to help run the offense when Nash is resting.

“The opportunity described to him is consistent with what he’s looking for,” Babby said. “He’s not someone looking for anything granted to him, but more that he’d have the opportunity to start.

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  • LAL4LIFE

    $1.83 million?!?!?!?!

    Well I hope he brings a Nintendo DS or something because he is going to be BORED just sitting on the Sun’s bench.

  • KingKobe

    That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking LAL4LIFE.
    There’s no way he helps out that running team with his tired old legs.

  • Laker

    WHY WAS THIS EVEN POSTED?
    WHO CARES BOUT GRANT HILL
    AND FUCK THE SUNS…..

  • TheFaze

    Lets start taking bets as to when he gets hurt during the season, thanks the Suns style of play…

    I say somewhere around game #17, plus or minus 1.

  • lakersforlife77

    Wow he didn’t learn from Jalen Rose did he.

    Maybe now the Suns will realize “whoa, we have a bench?”

  • YOUguysAREdumb

    [quote post="481"]WHY WAS THIS EVEN POSTED?
    WHO CARES BOUT GRANT HILL
    AND FUCK THE SUNS…..[/quote]

    my guess is that since they gna sign him that takes suns out of thte picture for signing garnett cause they would’nt be able to afford it and suns are no risk takers

  • as1084

    u think GH went to the suns for PT??? He wants the damn ring not the playing time. He knows that since he is old with bad ankles, he wont play much but will have a good chance of getting a ring!

  • kenshi1023

    why didn’t we sign him? drop sasha!

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    dont hate on hill hes good he avg like 15 last season he signed for cheap…so he can win

  • kobeguru

    Sounds like phoenix will be like the lakers when they had gary and karl, and win nothing

  • RoWyN

    I am just amazed as to how PHX can get GHill without the lakers even considering to try to get him… As injured as he has been (in his last what…10 years?) he’s still better than most of the lakers bench.

  • Ricky

    i like grant hill, i hate the suns!! big mistake by grant hill to sign with phoenix cause with their run and gun style of play, i don’t think his tired, old, and often injured legs/ankles can keep up. he’ll just be another good veteran that will eventually end up sitting on the bench for the entire season like jalen rose did. phoenix’s style of play may be fun to watch but terrible to be apart of cause they really do not realize that there is a bench full of players to use!!

  • remy

    suns are not going to win the championship anyways. just like they thought it was their season last year when they thought a health amare would make a difference..yea right!!…hill is not going to make any difference and having him facilitate the offense while nash is out is only going to worsen the suns offense for they aren’t use to a set half court offense

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5500"]suns are not going to win the championship anyways. just like they thought it was their season last year when they thought a health amare would make a difference..yea right!!…hill is not going to make any difference and having him facilitate the offense while nash is out is only going to worsen the suns offense for they aren’t use to a set half court offense[/quote]

    He’s not going to play anyways, the Suns are going to use their six-man rotation :-p

  • KingKobe

    The Lakers didn’t get him because he never considered going to the Lakers. God. Not everyone is dying to play here. Some people swear every time we don’t sign someone that it’s All the FOs fault. Grow up folks. Grow the fuck up.

  • RoWyN

    [quote comment="5542"]The Lakers didn’t get him because he never considered going to the Lakers. God. Not everyone is dying to play here. Some people swear every time we don’t sign someone that it’s All the FOs fault. Grow up folks. Grow the fuck up.[/quote]

    What tha hell are u so angry about? Relax there pops!

  • J-Cool

    I Think The Lakers Are Probably Making A Run At Chris Webber With The Veteran Minimum

  • rmeazy82

    That dude could really help our team, I wish we would have got him. If he stays healthy he is gonna ball in pheonix.

  • RoWyN

    I agree rmeazy82, everyone else on our team got injured anyway. It seems like everything that the lakers should’ve done, the suns are doing. They got marcus banks, jalen rose, and now grant hill!