NBA Rumors: Grant Hill Would Be Great Fit for Thunder
Rumors indicate that former teammate Steve Nash is attempting to lure Hill to LA, but it wouldn't be a very great fit.
At this point in his career, Hill doesn't need to play 30 minutes a night. Fleeing Phoenix for a contender that wouldn't bear those kind of expectations would be more ideal.
Unfortunately for Nash and LA, questions loom at the 3 position, and Hill may be forced into a starting role.
The thought of Hill starting on a title contender seems unrealistic, especially with two other key veterans who have already racked up lots of basketball mileage.
The Heat have already signed shooting guard Ray Allen and veteran forward Rashard Lewis, making it unlikely Hill would see many minutes even if he does win a championship in South Beach.
Therefore, the best combination of playing time, fun and amount of pressure would be in Oklahoma City.
Derek Fisher isn't likely to remain in OKC; according to opposingviews.com, there are four other squads allegedly on his radar. The Thunder could definitely use a veteran presence to balance out a talented but young roster.
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With that said, Hill could also learn a thing or two from the unusually seasoned youngsters in OKC, since they just went through the pain of losing on basketball's biggest stage.
Having never played in the NBA Finals, Hill could not only dish out advice, but seek it from superstars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
Durant is not the outspoken, strong type of personality, but neither is Hill. Considering they play the same position, they would likely have great chemistry and a symbiotic sort of relationship.
Assuming everyone returns to the Thunder roster, the addition of Hill would create a rotation looking like this:
Starters: C- Kendrick Perkins, PF- Serge Ibaka, SF- Durant, SG- Thabo Sefolosha, PG- Westbrook
Bench: SG- Harden, SF Hill, PG Maynor, SF/PF Perry Jones III, PF/C Nick Collison
Jones could also be helped immensely with Hill's arrival.
The knock on Jones is that he doesn't have a consistently active motor, but that may be due to a medical condition. This combination forced his stock to plummet from lottery pick to the end of Round 1.
Considering Hill's history and work ethic to still be an NBA player, he could easily give Jones a spark and move him in the right direction.
With the addition of Hill, the cost-effective risky investment the Thunder made on Jones could pay massive dividends sooner rather than later.
Under the watchful eye of Hill, Jones harnessing his skills, athleticism and 6'11" frame to play the 3 would create a nightmare for opponents every night and serve as a potential x-factor against the Heat if a finals rematch were to occur.
Hill is a model of perseverance, fighting through injuries his entire career. It's sort of a miracle he's still playing.
He deserves to be rewarded with an NBA ring without having to be "the man" at his age, and Oklahoma City appears to be the best place to do it.
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