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Update: Wednesday, July 18 -- Maxwell Ogden
The Los Angeles Clippers have officially signed Grant Hill. The terms of the deal have not yet been revealed, per team policy.
-- Report via B/R's Free Agent Tracker
Update: Wednesday, July 18 -- Joel C. Cordes
With the Phoenix Suns unwilling to acquire Ryan Gomes as part of Grant Hill's move to the Clippers, the L.A. Times reports them as having used their amnesty clause on Gomes' small $4 million per year contract.
In order to use their bi-annual exception on Hill, the Clippers needed to get back under the salary cap. While Gomes provided a big body at either forward position, he's proven himself to be no more than a backup at this point in his career.
He can shoot a little bit and is a decent rebounder, but probably won't garner more than a minimum contract at his next stop.
It's expected that Hill will be backup Caron Butler at small forward. With all of Butler's health problems during the past few years, it's likely Hill will find more than a few starts this season as well.
Update: Tuesday, July 17 -- Joel C. Cordes
In a stunning turn of events, Grant Hill has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers. Long-rumored to be going to that "other" L.A. team, it was assumed Hill would follow good friend Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns to the Lakers.
Instead, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that has gone to their cross-town rivals:
He will join a Clippers team looking to capitalize on its trip to the Playoffs' second round last season.
It's unclear whether the savvy vet, known especially now for his defense and three-point shooting, will be the starter or Caron Butler's backup at small forward. Still, on a team that's loading up with veterans like Chris Paul, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups and Jamal Crawford, Hill will be another experienced contributor.
Hill's deal will be for two years, despite the fact that he will be 40 when the season begins.