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Grant Hill and NBA fans were robbed of some his best years when he was in his prime. He was one was one the best players in the league at the time his ankle injuries started to plague him, and while he was able to make his way back successfully after multiple setbacks, he was never the same player.
According to a story via Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors, the Los Angeles Clippers forward seems ready to call it a day on his career following this season, even though, he has a year left on his contract.
Hill tells Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic that there’s a “strong chance” he’ll retire this summer.
“I’m leaning toward it,” Hill said. ”I want to get to the end of the year and offseason and think about it, but I’m pretty confident that’s where my mind is right now. I’ve enjoyed it.”
Hill, who signed with the Clippers last July, didn’t appear in a regular-season game until January due to a bone bruise to his right knee. He has played in 27 games since then, but is averaging career-lows in most key categories, including minutes per game (15.5), PPG (3.2), FG% (.380), and PER (4.2).
There’s an obvious dichotomy that illustrates Hill’s career. On one hand he’s looked at as the superstar whose legacy was altered because of the chronic ankle injuries, and then there’s the player who showed incredible perseverance even with all of the setbacks and was able to salvage at least some of his career.
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