Grant Hill is quickly approaching 39 years of age, and after making just over $3 million this year to play for the Phoenix Suns, he gets to choose his next destination. Hill has contemplated retirement in his past, so his exit wouldn't shock too many people.
If Hill decides to return to the NBA, there are more than just a few teams that wouldn't mind taking a look at the veteran. If it weren't for recurring ankle injuries in the prime of his career, Hill's legacy as a whole would be entirely different. He had the potential to be one of the best the NBA has ever seen.
In his rookie season, Hill averaged 19.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest. LeBron James averaged 20.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists his first year. Michael Jordan had 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists in his inaugural season.
Talk about good company.
Although Hill didn't score at quite the rate Jordan did, he was incredibly popular because of Jordan's one-year leave from the game in 1993-94. Hill led the league in All-Star voting that season, and even did so again in MJ's first year back the next season.
On the other hand, injuries kept the wear and tear on the rest of Hill's body relatively low. He's embraced the idea of becoming a role player for the Suns. Hill understands that his years of being a superstar are behind him, but also that he still has a lot to offer to the NBA.
Here are 10 teams that strike me as having the highest need for Hill's services.